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84 CULTURED PHOTO © MINORU NIIZUMA, COURTESY OF LENONO PHOTO ARCHIVE, NEW YORK I n the 1960s, Yoko Ono blazed the trail when it came to conceptual art and experimental film. In May, the Museum of Modern Art hones in on that decisive decade of her oeuvre with "Yoko Ono: One Woman Show, 1960–1971." Pivotal to this period is her 1964 Cut Piece performance, in which Ono explores cultural identity, class and gender by inviting viewers to cut away portions of her black clothing while she sat in silence on stage. A film of that performance is among the many works on view in the exhibition—curated by MoMA's envelope-pushing Chief Curator at Large Klaus Biesenbach—including installations, performances, audio recordings, objects and some of her lesser-known works on paper. By Brook S. Mason YOKO ONO Ono with Gaston Lachaise's Standing Woman at The Museum of Modern Art Sculpture Garden, circa 1960

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