Yoko Ono: One Woman Show, 1960–1971 examines the beginnings of Ono's career, demonstrating her pioneering role in visual art, performance, and music during the 1960s and early 1970s. It begins in 1960, when Ono initiated a performance series with La Monte Young in her New York loft. Over the course of the decade, Ono earned international recognition, staging Cut Piece in Kyoto, Tokyo, New York, and London, and launching with John Lennon her global campaign WAR IS OVER ! if you want it. Ono returned to New York in the early 1970s and organized an unsanctioned "one woman show" at MoMA. Over forty years later, the Museum presents its first exhibition dedicated exclusively to the artist's work.
This accompanying publication features three essays that examine Ono's early years, and five sections organized chronologically to trace the evolution of Ono's artistic practice. Each chapter includes an introduction, artwork descriptions, primary documents, and a selection by the artist of her texts and instruction drawings.
Edited by Klaus Biesenbach and Christophe Cherix
Contributions by Yoko Ono, Julia Bryan-Wilson, Jon Hendricks, Clive Phillpot, David Platzker, Francesca Wilmott, and Midori Yoshimoto
9.5 x 12 inches
The Museum of Modern Art