In 1971, Ono made her first unofficial debut as an artist at MoMA, and now this show derives from that very first showcase.

40 years from that first unauthorised appearance, Yoko Ono: One Woman Show, 1960-1971, focuses on the decade which led up to the 1971 display. 125 works will be features including works on paper, installations, performances and films.

Painting to Be Stepped On, 1960-61 and Bag Piece, 1964, are both interactive pieces which invite the viewer into Ono's work. In the former, the audience are invited to tread upon a piece of canvas placed on the floor.

Yoko Ono was a prominent force in the New York, London and Tokyo Conceptual art, experimental film, and performance art scene.

cut-me-bitch In Cut Piece, 1964

In Cut Piece, 1964, Yoko Ono confronts issues of gender, class, and cultural identity by asking the viewers to cut away her clothing whilst she was sat on a stage.

1024px-Bed-In_for_Peace,_Amsterdam_1969_-_John_Lennon_&_Yoko_Ono_17 John Lennon and Yoko Ono at the first day of their Bed-In for Peace in the Amsterdam Hilton Hotel
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At the end of the sixties, Ono collaborated with John Lennon, for works such as Bed-In, 1969 and the WAR IS OVER! if you want it (1969–) campaign.

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