A pioneer of performance art, Joan Jonas is turning heads once again at the largest exhibition of her work ever to grace a museum in the United Kingdom. “Joan Jonas”, on view at the Tate Modern until 5 August 2018, is equal parts retrospective and revolution and thus makes for a fitting testament to such a dynamic living artist.
Breaking artistic boundaries for the past half century, Joan Jonas has consistently used her art to make us both think and respond. Many of her performances have tested the bounds of engagement and meaning, and these themes are paramount in this multifaceted installation. In addition to some of her more celebrated works, such as Lines in the Sand and Reanimation, Jonas is also feted with tandem screenings of her films and her live performance in conjunction with the BMW Tate Live Exhibition: Ten Days Six Nights Program.
This exhibition is a marvelous reminder that, even with five decades of accomplishments already achieved, Joan Jonas continues to break the rules and push the world of contemporary art to its limits. Learn more at the Tate exhibition website.
For more on Joan Jonas and her contemporaries, we recommend Modern Women: Women Artists at the Museum of Modern Art. Jonas is featured in this digital volume alongside many other groundbreaking artists working in video, photography, sculpture, painting, performance and other media of all types.