Joan Jonas reads Dante



For an artist of Joan Jonas’s standing, it’s hard to believe that this is her first time exhibiting at the Venice Biennale. In her show at the Arsenale she is presenting a single work entitled Reading Dante, the result of a long-standing fascination with The Divine Comedy. In keeping with her diverse practice, the installation features sculptural elements alongside film, performance and drawings. Here, Jonas talks about how she relishes the freedom to work in any medium.