Yoko Ono, Lady Gaga (and Alexis Petridis) on performance art and pop music

Prominent artists who have brought art into their live shows talk about their influences, and the relationship between art and music, for a fab Guardian article.

08.07.11

Words by: Charlie Jones

In an excellent article printed in today’s Guardian, Alex Petridis speaks to Yoko Ono and Lady Gaga, among others, to discuss the ways in which they’ve brought the strains of performance art into their musical careers, and the conflict and interplay between the two genres.

Ono reflects, “High art inspires the human culture, pop music is entertainment. The mixture of high art with entertainment, which you needed to do so that people would accept it and understand what you were trying to do, was very challenging and interesting to me.”

You can read the piece here .