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It's been several decades since she spread the message 'War is Over' with her late husband John Lennon, but Yoko Ono has embraced it once again in her latest work. To The Light, in the Serpentine Gallery, is her first exhibition in a London public institution for more than a decade. In one work of art on display there are three identical mounds of earth labeled 'Country A' 'Country B' and 'Country C' in front of the classic 'War Is Over' poster she made with John Lennon.
There are also suspended World War Two helmets hanging on clear wire from the ceiling and inside there are blue jigsaw puzzle pieces. It includes new and existing installations, films and performances, as well as archive material relating to several key early works.
The Gallery says: 'Ono's project at the Serpentine will tap into the transformative potential of the smile, which can change an individual's view, but also radiate out into the world. Ono associates this transmission of positive energy with healing and peace. 'People from cities and countries around the world will be able to freely upload and send their smiles by mobile phone and computer to the world and its people. Each time we add our smiles to #smilesfilm, we are creating our future, together. Give us your smile! I love you!'