Join the Department of Art Theory & Practice and the Mary and Leigh Block Museum of Art in welcoming pioneering video and performance artist, Joan Jonas, as she discusses her current work and her experience representing the United States at the 2015 Venice Biennale. 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 will be introduced by the Edith Kreeger Wolf Distinguished Visiting Professor in Art Theory & Practice, Carolyn Christov-Bakargiev (Curator, 14th Istanbul Biennial; Director, Castello di Rivoli Museum of Contemporary Art and the Galleria Civica D’Arte Moderna e Contemporanea in Turin).
Support for this lecture is provided by the Kreeger Wolf Endowment.