Yoko Ono - One Woman Show, 1960-1971
|Author:||Edited with text by Klaus Biesenbach, Christophe Cherix|
Yoko Ono: One Woman Show, 19601971 examines the beginnings of Onos extensive career, demonstrating her pioneering role in visual art, performance and music during the 1960s and early 1970s. The exhibition begins in New York in December 1960, where Ono initiated a performance series with La Monte Young in her Chambers Street loft. Over the course of the decade, Ono earned international recognition, staging Cut Piece in Tokyo and Kyoto in 1964, exhibiting at the Indica Gallery in London in 1966, and launching her global War is Over! campaign in 1969. Ono returned to New York in the early 1970s and organized an unsanctioned one woman show at The Museum of Modern Art. Over forty years after Onos unofficial MoMA debut, the Museum will present its first exhibition dedicated exclusively to the artists work. The publication evaluates the broader cultural context of Onos early work and features five sections reflecting her geographic locations during this period and the corresponding evolution of her artistic practice. Each chapter includes an introduction written by a guest scholar, artwork descriptions, new interviews with key figures from the time, and a selection of primary documents culled from newspapers, magazines and journals.