Tate Liverpool joins galleries around the world for Yoko Ono’s T.V. to See the Sky

22nd June, 2021

Tate Liverpool was one of the galleries and institutions around the world which presented Yoko Ono’s T.V. to See the Sky, a live 24-hour video streaming of the sky in more than 60 locations. 

The sky above the gallery at Royal Albert Dock was among skies across seven continents broadcast via Zoom as part of the project.

Others taking part included The Museum of Modern Art, New York City, Greenland National Museum and Archives, Nuuk, Greenland and British Antarctic Survey, Halley Research Station, Antarctica.

The event was inspired by Yoko Ono’s second SKY T.V. in 1967 for the Lisson Gallery, which she described as “a T.V. just to see the sky. Different channels for different skies, high-up sky, low sky, etc".

In collaboration with Yoko Ono, the Getty Research Institute and the Feminist Center for Creative Work in Los Angeles presented a 24-hour streaming of the sky to audiences at home from 13.42 UK time on June 21, coinciding with and celebrating the Solstice and Strawberry Moon Eclipse (20-24 June).