Love or not, Yoko Ono has made her contribution to the international art scene since the 1960's and continues to inspire thought and challenge through her art today.
There's something profoundly beautiful about Yoko, visually and conceptually her graceful yet radical perception of life continues to ask questions of the world.
In these uncertain times it calls for our minds to be open, to encourage love and collective response to what is happening around us - find inspiration in Yoko Ono to stay strong.
Cut Piece (1964)
Performance art where people were invited to cut away parts of her clothing. Is this a rebellion to women being portrayed as sexual objects rather than subjects?
Yoko's instructions to the world relying on the reader's imagination to complete the tasks. Somewhat poetic, somewhat unsavoury manifesto where open minds are needed to take on the work.
In Bed for Peace (1969)
Many thought that this was an invitation to the bedroom of Yoko and John with media assuming it would result in a public act of love-making, to only find out that this was a protest to end the Vietnam War. Her most famous performance to date.
In another performance by Yoko, inspired by her childhood in Japan Yoko invites people to write their wishes onto a small piece of paper and hang on the tree. Encouraging hope, collaboration and communication through collective action.