Joan Jonas

born 1936

Joan Jonas, ‘The Juniper Tree’ 1976, reconstructed 1994
The Juniper Tree 1976, reconstructed 1994
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Joan Jonas (born July 13, 1936) is an American visual artist and a pioneer of video and performance art, and one of the most important artists to emerge in the late 1960s and early 1970s. Jonas' projects and experiments were influential in the creation of video performance art as a medium. 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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