Yoko Ono: One Woman Show, 19601971
Edited with text by Klaus Biesenbach, Christophe Cherix. Text by Julia Bryan-Wilson,
Jon Hendricks, Yoko Ono, Clive Phillpot, David Platzker, Francesca Wilmott, Midori Yoshimoto.
Yoko Ono: One Woman Show, 19601971 examines the beginnings of Onos career, demonstrating her pioneering role in visual art, performance and music during the 1960s and early 1970s. i t begins in n e w
york in December 1960, where Ono initiated a performance series with Lamonte Young in her Chambers Street loft. Over the course of the decade, O
no earned international recognition, staging Cut piece in Kyoto and Tokyo in 1964, exhibiting at the Indica gallery in london in 1966, and launching with John lennon her global War is over! campaign in 1969.
Ono returned to New York in the early 1970s and organized an unsanctioned
one w oman show at moma . over 40 years after Ono s unofficial mo ma debut, the museum presents its first exhibition dedicated exclusively to
the artists work. t he accompanying publication features three newly commissioned essa ys that evaluate the cultural context of Ono s early years, and
five sections re- flecting her geographic locations during this period and the corresponding evolution of her artistic practice. e ach chapter includes an
introduction by a guest scholar , artwork descriptions, primary documents culled from newspapers, magazines and journals, and a selection by the artist of
her texts and drawings. Born in Tokyo in 1933, Yoko Ono moved to New York in the mid-1950s and became a critical link between the American and
Japanese avant-gardes. Ono s groundbreaking work greatly influenced the international development of conceptual art, performance art and experimental
film and music. In celebration of Ono s eightieth birthday in 2013, the Schirn Kunst- halle Frankfurt organized a major traveling retrospective.
MUSEUM OF MODERN ART, NEW YORK
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