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YOKO ONO

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March 8th is International Women's Day. "Cut Piece" (1964) is described as follows: "YOKO ONO sat alone on a stage, dressed in her best suit, with a pair of scissors in front of her. The audience had been instructed that they could take turns approaching her and use the scissors to cut off a small piece of her clothing, which was theirs to keep. Some people approached hesitantly, cutting a small square of fabric from her sleeve or the hem of her skirt. Others came boldly, snipping away the front of her blouse or the straps of her bra. Ono remained motionless and expressionless throughout, until, at her discretion, the performance ended.” Apparently, she thought her message bore repeating and performed the piece again in 2003. Click on READ MORE to discover how this important piece addressed social issues in 1964 and in present day.

With our eyes open, we can change the world

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