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Joan Jonas

Tate Modern, London

14 Mar - 5 Aug 2018

Joan Jonas (b. 1936, New York) is regarded as a pre-eminent figure in contemporary performance who continues to influence a younger generation of artists. Reflecting the way Jonas works across many different disciplines, this survey will be the first of its kind at Tate, combining a gallery exhibition, a ten day live programme in the Tanks which will feature performances by Jonas herself, and a film retrospective in the Starr Cinema. It will show her powerful impact on contemporary art and her dedication to pushing boundaries to this day. Early and late works will sit alongside each other, reflecting Jonas’ interest in revisiting her own history. Find out more about the ‘Joan Jonas’ exhibition from Tate’s website. 

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They Come to Us without a Word II, Joan Jonas

They Come to Us without a Word II (2015), Joan Jonas. Performance, Teatro Piccolo Arsenale, Venice, 2015. Photo: Moira Ricci © 2017 Joan Jonas/ARS, New York/DACS, London

Reanimation, Joan Jonas

Reanimation (2010), Joan Jonas. Installation, 2010; 2012; 2014. Photo: Thomas Müller © Joan Jonas/ARS, New York/DACS, London; courtesy the Artist & Gavin Brown’s enterprise, New York/Rome

The Juniper Tree, Joan Jonas

The Juniper Tree (1976/1994), Joan Jonas. Installation, Wilkinson Gallery, London, 2008. Photo: Peter White © 2017 Joan Jonas/ARS, New York/DACS, London

 

Lines in the Sand, Joan Jonas

Lines in the Sand (2002), Joan Jonas. Installation, Museu d’Art Contemporani de Barcelona, 2007. Photo: Juan Andres Pegoraro 2017, © Joan Jonas/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York/DACS, London

Lines in the Sand, Joan Jonas

Lines in the Sand (2002), Joan Jonas. Installation, Museu d’Art Contemporani de Barcelona, 2007. Photo: Juan Andres Pegoraro 2017. © Joan Jonas/ARS, New York/DACS, London

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