Discover Yoko Ono
The Tate Modern is currently hosting a major retrospective of Yoko Ono. As a peace activist and a member of the Fluxus group, she created conceptual and poetic artworks as well as iconic performances. Her husband, John Lennon described her as "the most famous unknown artist" in the world. To help you learn more about this Japanese artist and performance art, we have prepared a special playlist for you, enjoy !

Performance art relates to artworks that are created through actions performed by the artist or other participants, which may be live or recorded, spontaneous or scripted.

In the 1960s, performance was seen as fundamentally different from the art that could be collected or shown by art museums. It was live and ephemeral, challenging traditional notions of art.

But today performance has come to be seen as more a set of strategies available to contemporary artists, one that is not inherently different from other art forms and not at all beyond what a museum can and should show.

Now an accepted part of the visual art world, the term has since been used to also describe film, video, photographic and installation-based artworks through which the actions of artists, performers or the audience are conveyed.

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On the agenda
video - 3:43
An Introduction to Performance Art
By: Tate
podcast - 19:48
John Lennon and Art
By: Modern Art is Rubbish
podcast - 48:30
Alexandra Munroe on Yoko Ono
By: The Great Women Artists
podcast - 28:00
Yoko Ono’s “Cut Piece” (1964)
By: The Lonely Palette
video - 6:45
The Case for Yoko Ono
By: The Art Assignment