10 Questions for Yoko Ono

Artist and activist Yoko Ono on creativity, John Lennon's legacy and why she feels no need to retire

Peter Hapak for TIME

You've had a productive year, including museum shows; a book, Acorn , that offers readers 100 conceptual instructions; and an album, Take Me to the Land of Hell , out on Sept. 17. What prompted all this creativity?
When I have time to do these things and I get inspired, I just do it.

How has your creative process evolved over the course of your career?
My career? I never think of it as a "career." Art and music and all those things that I'm creating are just part of me.

Has that part of you changed?
I don't think...

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