Tate Modern Exhibition

Joan Jonas

​Joan Jonas Stream or River Flight or Pattern 2016-2017 © Joan Jonas / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / DACS, London

A pioneer of performance

Hero to a generation of younger artists, Joan Jonas is a pioneer of performance and video who has pushed the boundaries of art for the last five decades.

Experience the largest exhibition of Jonas’s work ever held in the UK. Early works from the late 1960s are shown alongside recent installations dealing with topical themes such as climate change and extinction. You can see her landmark installations including Lines in the Sand, The Juniper Tree and Reanimation.

For the first time at Tate Modern, a single artist’s work is explored in the exhibition galleries, and in film screenings in the Starr Cinema and installations in the Tanks – an experimental exhibition for an experimental artist.

Joan Jonas will also perform live alongside other artists as part of the BMW Tate Live Exhibition: Ten Days Six Nights programme.

The exhibition is organised by Tate Modern and Haus der Kunst, Munich in partnership with the Serralves Museum of Contemporary Art, Porto

people sitting in a green room with a fox
two black silhouettes against a projected tree
man standing in graveyard painting a circle
film still by joan jonas of a womans silhouette
people in fox masks against projections
film still by Joan Jonas
multimedia projection of person against a mosaic
film still of person with animal mask on against stairs

Tate Modern

London SE1 9TG
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14 March – 5 August 2018

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Joan Jonas

born 1936
Art Term

Performance art

Artworks that are created through actions performed by the artist or other participants, which may be live or recorded, spontaneous ...