Joan Jonas is an American visual artist and a pioneer of video and performance art who is one of the most important female artists to emerge in the late 1960s and early 1970s. Jonas' projects and experiments provided the foundation on which much video performance art would be based. Her influences also extended to conceptual art, theatre, performance art and other visual media. She lives and works in New York and Nova Scotia, Canada.
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Watch Joan Jonas discuss her pioneering work in performance, film and installation
Jonas is one of the most important American artists to emerge in the late 1960s and early 1970s
Joan Jonas reads Dante
Join pioneering multi-media performance artist Joan Jonas for this screening and discussion of her videos and film collages.
Discover the artist's favourite artworks, inspirations and advice for younger artists
Joan Jonas is an artist and filmmaker who, in the early 1970s, pioneered the use of video and performance in ...
Meet the artist still pushing the boundaries of video and performance after five decades
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Take a brief look at the meaning of ‘live’ and join the discussion
In the 60s and 70s artists changed how they looked at symmetry, particularly using new media such as video. Ralph ...