cut piece, yoko ono, 1965. performed at carnegie hall, new york city, new york. the piece consisted of yoko impassively sitting on stage with a pair of scissors at her side then inviting the audience to come and cut off pieces of her clothing and take them away.
Who is Yoko Ono? Filmmaker, artist, composer? Environmentalist, Libran, Bird-woman, teenage idol? Working all her life in the multifarious forms of “Concept Art,” has she finally transcended her perimeterless “painting of the mind” to become pure concept herself?1, 2
White Chess set by Yoko Ono With minimal and conceptual means so typical of her art, she reduces the game to its fundamental structure-an opposition defined by black versus white-to provoke a sage contemplation: How to proceed when the opponent is indistinguishable from oneself?