Yoko Ono. White Chess Set. 1966
Narrator: This is a replica of Yoko Ono’s White Chess Set from 1966. It’s on view as part of the exhibition Yoko Ono: One Woman Show, located on floor 6. By re-making the chess set in all white, the artist changed the nature of the game.
Yoko Ono: What happens is in the beginning it's all right, when you're winning; but when you're losing they start to say, "Oh, isn't that mine?" … "No, no. That's mine," you know, and trying to sort of con each other.
And you can play on it. It's a very interesting game because it starts to tickle you a little, you know? The result is fun and laughter. Not serious at all – and that's how life is, you know?