Yoko Ono ‘Cut Piece’

Seminal work of the a Japanese[1] artist and peace activist, known for her work in avant-garde art, music and filmmaking.

Seminal work of the a Japanese artist and peace activist, known for her work in avant-garde art, music and filmmaking. Ono was a sometime member of Fluxus, a loose association of Dada-inspired avant-garde artists that developed in the early 1960s. Fluxus founder George Maciunas admired Ono’s work. Ono was an explorer of conceptual art and performance art. John Cage was one of the most important influences on Ono’s performance art. Ono’s seminal performance work Cut Piece was first performed in 1964 at the Sogetsu Art Center in Tokyo. Cut Piece had one destructive verb as its instruction: “Cut.” Ono executed the performance by walking on stage and casually kneeling on the floor in a draped garment. Audience members were requested to come on stage and begin cutting until she was naked. IF IN SYDNEY BETWEEN NOVEMBER 15, 2013 – FEBRUARY 23, 2014 YOU CAN SEE YOKO ONO’S EXHIBITION AT THE MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART.

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