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Wangechi Mutu’s Ode to Yoko Ono

The artist creates a specially commissioned work for frieze in response to Yoko Ono’s legendary 1965 performance ‘Cut Piece’

Wangechi Mutu,  Response to Yoko Ono's Cut Piece, 2018. Commissioned for the 200th Issue of Frieze, Courtesy: the artist

Wangechi Mutu,  Response to Yoko Ono’s Cut Piece, 2018. Specially commissioned for the 200th issue of frieze, Courtesy: the artist 

Yoko Ono, Cut Piece, 1964/1965, film still. ©1965 Yoko Ono Courtesy: Galerie Lelong & Co., New York; Photo by Minoru Niizuma

Yoko Ono, Cut Piece, 1964/1965, film still. ©1965 Yoko Ono Courtesy: Galerie Lelong & Co., New York; photograph: Minoru Niizuma  © Yoko Ono

Main Image: Yoko Ono, Cut Piece, 1964/65, film still. ©1965 Yoko Ono Courtesy: Galerie Lelong & Co., New York; photograph: Minoru Niizuma  © Yoko Ono

Wangechi Mutu works between New York, USA, and Nairobi, Kenya. Her solo show at the Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston, USA, ‘A Promise to Communicate’, is on view until 31 December. In 2019, she will have a solo exhibition at Museum Dhondt-Dhaenens, Deurle, Belgium.

Issue 200

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January - February 2019
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