War Is Over! (if you want it): Yoko Ono, MCA 23 Feb.
Yoko and her second husband Tony Cox performing Bag Piece at Tokyo’s Sogetsu Art Center in 1964. One of Yoko’s inspirations for bagism was the children’s book Le Petit Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry. In the story, a wise fox tells the prince that in order to understand the world, we have to look beneath the surface. "One sees clearly only with the heart. Anything essential is invisible to the eyes."
Photo by Yasuhiro Yoshioka, courtesy of Yoko Ono.
March 10th, 1967.
In response to the ban on Film No. 4, commonly known as Bottoms, Yoko, puzzled by all the fuss, told a reporter: “It’s quite harmless. There’s no murder or violence in it. Why shouldn’t it be given a certificate?”
She was mistaken for being twenty-five years old at the time, when in reality, she was actually thirty-four.
Photo courtesy of Yoko Ono.
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SFMOMA has a rich history of inviting artists, curators, and scholars to participate in live programming. This recording is the first release in a new series from SFMOMA’s Public Programs Archive. Each week we will publish an artist talk, scholarly lecture, or panel discussion that has not been heard since the event was recorded. In honor of Yoko Ono’s birthday on February 18, we’re kicking off the series with a recording of “An Afternoon with Yoko Ono,” originally presented in SFMOMA’s Phyllis Wattis Theater on June 22, 2002. Organized in conjunction with the exhibition YES YOKO ONO, this program features a conversation between Ono and Paul Schimmel, former chief curator of the Los Angeles Museum of Contemporary Art; a musical performance by Ono with a guest appearance by her son, Sean Lennon; and a question and answer segment with the audience.
SFMOMA’s Public Programs Archive: https://soundcloud.com/tags/public%20programs%20archive
Thanks to Dana for the link.
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Yoko with Imagine Peace Map, November 2013
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