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1965 Yoko Ono 's "Cut Piece" art performance...

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March 18, 1965

THE VILLAGE VOICE (weekly), Greenwich Village, New York, March 18, 1965

* Yoko Ono - pre John Lennon - Beatles
* "Cut Piece" art performance - Carnegie Hall
* Fluxus movement - art performances (experimental)

Page 13 has a small advertisement: "YOKO ONO Carnegie Recital Hall" (see image) Not mentioned in the ad, this was for her famous "Cut Piece" performance. May only be found in this counterculture publication. This was well over a year prior to meeting John Lennon.
source: AU Community: In 1965, Yoko Ono, a Japanese performance artist, performed Cut Piece at Carnegie Hall in New York City. During the performance, Ono sat on stage and invited the audience to come up, cut off, and take a piece of her clothing. With the audience cutting a piece one by one, the behaviors from the previous participants impacted the later people's actions and the reflections from the auditorium. This study was undertaken in an effort to understand better Ono's artistic invention for Cut Piece: inspiring her audience to critically consider the outside world, including the interrelationships with other people and the existence of the established art institutions, with the support of the concert hall. By performing the piece at Carnegie Recital Hall instead of an art museum or art gallery, Ono promoted audience members to play two roles: observer and performer in her constructing artistic situation. According to the theatrical ideas of alienation and empathy, the two roles could guarantee the audience to both obtain critical thinking and emotional experience.
I suspect this to be an extremely rare item because their was really no reason to save it at the time.
It is worth noting that "The Village Voice" was an American news and culture paper, known for being the country's first alternative newsweekly. Founded in 1955, the Voice began as a platform for the creative community of New York City.
Complete with 32 pages, tabloid-size, one crease across the center, nice condition.

Provenance note: This issue comes from The Village Voice's own archives, part of their in-house collection used to create their digital archive. Rare as such.

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Category: The 20th Century