Joan Jonas (New York, 1936) is a pioneer of performance and video art and an acclaimed multimedia artist, whose work encompasses video, performance, installation, sound, text and drawing. A central figure in performance art in the late 1960s, her artistic practice has played a fundamental role for the development of many contemporary artistic genres, ranging from performance art and video to conceptual art and theatre. She is currently considered to be one of the most influential voices in contemporary art, especially for new generations of artists.
This is the most complete exhibition of Jonas’ oeuvre ever held. Works from the late 1960s are in conjunction with the most recent installations by this historical artist who continues to think about some of the most urgent and important contemporary issues.
The exhibition is organized by the Tate Modern in partnership with the Serralves Foundation – Museum of Contemporary Art, Porto
Curators – Marta Almeida, Assistant Director Paula Fernandes, Curator, Serralves Foundation – Museum of Contemporary Art, Porto and Andrea Lissoni, Senior Curator, International Art (Film) Tate Modern and Julienne Lorz, Chief Curator, Gropius Bau, Berlin
Image: Joan Jonas, Lines in the Sand, 2002, still from the video recording of the performance, The Kitchen, New York NYC, 2004. JOAN
Rua D. João de Castro, 210