Item description for Joan Jonas by Joan Jonas, Marina Warner, Joan Jonas, Anna Daneri, Roberto Pinto, Cristina Natalicchio & Andrea Mattiello...
Born in New York in 1936, Joan Jonas has been a towering figure in postwar Conceptual and experimental Performance art since the 1960s, when she began her pioneering exploration of gender and identity through a combination of myth, choreography and new media. In 2007, she was a visiting professor at the world famous Ratti Foundation in Como, Italy. While there, she turned to a text by art historian Aby Warburg (whose writings on Hopi imagery and ritual inspired Jonas' 2005 performance, "The Shape, The Scent, The Feel of Things") to create "The Hand Reverts to its Own Movement ," a solo performance centered on the act of drawing. This substantial new monograph spans 40 years of the artist's groundbreaking output, and introduces her new performance on the occasion of its world premiere in Como.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.35" Width: 5.83" Height: 0.55" Weight: 0.53 lbs.
Release Date Mar 1, 2008
ISBN 8881586592 ISBN13 9788881586592
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More About Joan Jonas, Marina Warner, Joan Jonas, Anna Daneri, Roberto Pinto, Cristina Natalicchio & Andrea Mattiello
Joan Jonas was born in 1936 in New York, where she currently lives and works. She received an M.F.A. in Sculpture from Columbia University, New York, in 1965. Her first performance retrospective was at the Stedelijk van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven (1979) and her first US retrospective was at the University Art Museum, Berkeley (1980) (Van Abbe Museum, Eindhoven, 1981). She has exhibited at The Museum of Modern Art, New York; the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; The Institute of the Contemporary Art, Boston, MA; The Kitchen, New York, and Pat Hearn Gallery, New York. Jonas has had major retrospectives at the Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam (1994), and Galerie der Stadt, Stuttgart, Germany (2000), and was represented in Documenta 11, Kassel, Germany (2002).