Interview with Yoko Ono on Ovation Channel, Feb.10
7pm E/ 6pm C Feb 10
Although she is best known as the widow of John Lennon, Yoko Ono had already begun to make a name for herself as an experimental pioneer in conceptual art long before Lennon wandered into one of her exhibitions. Today, Ono is respected by artists such as Cornelia Park and Cindy Sherman, artists who practice the kind of art Ono pioneered forty years ago. Ono's influence can be seen in the music world as well. Her avant-garde sounds of the late sixties had their effect on punk rock and her influence reverberates in the work of many of today's most respected musicians. Ono's music remains current and it has been rumored that she is preparing to tour for the frist time in five years. This profile examines the profound effect that her Japanese roots and her love for New York City have had on her distinctive art.