A lecture by American visual artist Joan Jonas. Joan will be introduced by Samuel Stewart-Halevy, who will be joined by David Eugin Moon in responding to the presentation and hosting the Q&A.
Joan Jonas is a world-renowned artist whose work encompasses a wide range of media including video, performance, installation, sound, text, and sculpture. Joan’s experiments and productions in the late 1960’s and early 1970’s continue to be crucial to the development of many contemporary art genres, from performance and video to conceptual art and theatre. Since 1968, her practice has explored ways of seeing, the rhythms of rituals, and the authority of objects and gestures. Joan has exhibited, screened, and performed her work at museums, galleries, and in large scale group exhibitions throughout the world. She has recently presented solo exhibitions at Hangar Bicocca, Milan; NTU Centre for Contemporary Art, Singapore; the United States Pavilion for the 56th edition of the Venice Biennial; Tate Modern, London; TBA21 Ocean Space at the San Lorenzo Church, Venice; and Serralves Museum, Porto. In 2018, she was awarded the prestigious Kyoto Prize, presented to those who have contributed significantly to the scientific, cultural, and spiritual betterment of mankind.
A show of large-scale works opened at Dia Beacon in 2021 and will be exhibited at the space through 2023. Her survey show at Haus Der Kunst, Munich will open in September 2022. Joan is currently working on her retrospective to open at the Museum of Modern Art in 2024.
Organized by the MS Advanced Architectural Design (MSAAD) Program at Columbia GSAPP as part of the Arguments lecture series.