Joan Jonas

Joan Jonas

MIT List Visual Arts Center

Joan Jonas, Double Lunar Dogs (still), 1984. Video, color, sound, 24 minutes. Courtesy Electronic Arts Intermix (EAI), New York.

April 6, 2015

Joan Jonas: Selected Films and Videos, 1972–2005
April 7–July 5, 2015

MIT List Visual Arts Center 
20 Ames St., Building E15 
Cambridge, MA 02139

The MIT List Visual Arts Center presents seven seminal single-channel film and video works by pioneering artist and MIT Professor Emerita Joan Jonas to accompany the List’s presentation of They Come to Us without a Word, Jonas’s new work made for the US Pavilion at the 2015 Venice Biennale. Selected from Jonas’s four-decade-long, distinguished career in video, performance, and installation art, the works are featured in an intimate exhibition in the List’s Bakalar Gallery. 

About the artist
Joan Jonas (b. 1936, New York) Jonas is a pioneer of video and performance art, and an acclaimed multimedia artist whose work typically encompasses video, performance, installation, sound, text, and drawing. Trained in art history and sculpture, Jonas was a central figure in the performance art movement of the late 1960s, and her experiments and productions in the late 1960s and early 1970s continue to be crucial to the development of many contemporary art genres, from performance and video to conceptual art and theater. Since 1968, her practice has explored ways of seeing, the rhythms of ritual, and the authority of objects and gestures.

Joan Jonas: Selected Films and Videos, 1972–2005 is curated by Henriette Huldisch, Curator, MIT List Visual Arts Center.

Support for this exhibition has been generously provided by the Council for the Arts at MIT, the Office of the Associate Provost at MIT, the Massachusetts Cultural Council, the MIT List Visual Arts Center Advisory Committee and the Friends of the List.

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