Yoko at MoMa.
Yoko Ono has been a prolific artist and cultural influencer from the 1960s, yet her achievements have largely overshadowed by her relationship with John Lennon. The first 11 years of Yoko’s career as an artist saw her move between New york, London and Tokyo, pushing the boundaries of conceptual and experimental art. She often incorporated instructions into her works, calling into question the boundaries between the artist, the artform and the viewer, by necessitating viewer interaction. Painting to be Stepped On (1960) is one such work - a canvas placed on the floor that viewers were instructed to walk over.
The exhibition will run from May 17 to September 7, featuring a wide range of media, including objects, installations, performance art, film, interactive pieces and works on paper. Collaborative works with John Lennon also feature, including Bed-In (1969) and WAR IS OVER! (if you want it) (1969-).
Yoko Ono: One Woman Show, 1960–1971 May 17–September 7, 2015