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Jonas, Joan 1936-

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Most widely held works by Joan Jonas
Art21. art in the twenty-first century( Visual )

2 editions published between 2010 and 2014 in English and held by 463 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Season seven features twelve artists from the United States, Europe, and Latin America, in locations as diverse as a New York City public housing development, a military testing facility in the Nevada desert, a jazz festival in Sweden, a ceramics factory in Germany, and an activist neighborhood in Mexico"--Container
Perform by Jens Hoffmann( Book )

12 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 340 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Point of view : an anthology of the moving image by N.Y.) New Museum of Contemporary Art (New York( Visual )

5 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 194 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of 11 short films by various video artists and avant garde filmmakers
Joan Jonas : I want to live in the country (and other romances) by Susan Morgan( Book )

3 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 190 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Joan Jonas approaches video as a drawing tool, a mirror, and a framing device. Since 1968, she has used video and performance to explore ways of seeing, the rhythms of ritual, and the archetypal authority of objects and gestures. With her influential 1976 work, I Want to Live in the Country (And Other Romances) Jonas nimbly structures an elliptical narrative that unmistakably establishes her voice and visual lexicon. I Want to Live in the Country features two locations--the untamed landscape of Nova Scotia and a television studio in New York City--as it examines themes of loss, displacement, time, and memory through still life compositions and Super-8 footage. Jonas creates a meditation of frames within frames, monitors within monitors, overlaid with poetic musings--a murmured story of the unconscious. Jonas's influences have included the writing of Samuel Beckett, the films of Yasujiro Ozu, Japanese Noh theater, and the work of John Cage. Stripped down to intimate, indelible gestures, I Want to Live in the Country (And Other Romances) explores a Beckettian dilemma: "I am both the observer and the object that I observe. Which of the two is the real 'I'?" In this richly illustrated Afterall book, Susan Morgan examines the emergence of Jonas's original work from this synthesis of influences and ideas
Artist in residence by Jason Moran( Recording )

2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 136 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tele-journeys by Joan Jonas( Book )

4 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 104 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"[The exhibition] includes a series of video installations and film or video works that are either projected onto screens or shown on TV monitors"--P. 8
Joan Jonas : they come to us without a word by Paul Ha( Book )

3 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 103 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"'Joan Jonas: They Come to Us without a Word' documents Jonas's project for the United States Pavilion at the 56th Venice Biennale, an expansive installation that incrporates multiple components, included projected videos, drawings, and objects. Each section of the pavilion represents a particular creature (bees, fish), object (mirror), force (wind), or place (homeroom). Recited fragments of ghost stories sourced from the oral tradition of Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, form a continuous narrative linking one room to the next. As Jonas says, 'We are haunted, the rooms are haunted.' Designed with Jonas's close collaboration, this fully illustrated book features an extensive collection of images selected by the artist, including stills, drawings, and photographs, that not only document this ambitious and important new work but form an integral part of the presentation and experience of 'They Come to Us without a Word'. Also included are Jonas's poetic notes on her process and major new texts from ann Reynolds and Marina Warner as well as an interview with the artist by Ingrid Schaffner." -- Publisher
Celestial excursions by Robert Ashley( )

4 editions published between 2005 and 2008 in English and held by 93 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Vertical roll : (1972) : a videotape by Joan Jonas( Visual )

26 editions published between 1972 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 75 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The technique of vertical roll is used structurally and rhythmically to create perceptual illusions
Point of view : an anthology of the moving image( Visual )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 73 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Part of a series presenting a point of entry for contemporary artists working in video, film and digital imagery who represent different generations and cultural perspectives. In Waltz, a filmed performance piece created by the American artist Joan Jonas, she pays homage to 18th century French outdoor theater, incorporating mythology into the narrative alongside spontaneously occurring events. Film is followed by an in-depth interview with the video artist
Joan Jonas : performance video installation, 1968-2000 by Joan Jonas( Book )

11 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in German and English and held by 65 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Performances, videos and installations - the American artist Joan Jonas belongs among the most influential pioneers in this genre. Newly popular in the nineties, these art forms have formed the core of her work since the sixties. Her performances feature a number of recurring motives: reflections of her own body in relation to the surroundings and the audience, the fragmentation of time and space, masquerades and transformations, or the interdependencies of language, song and body movement. Her installations come alive in the pervasion of various artistic forms of expression, not least testifying to the critical assessment of her own position as a woman artist. Numerous performance and film stills, installation drawings and photographs, some of them published for the first time, as well as an interview with Joan Jonas and instructive texts make for a multi-faceted protrait of the artist and her creative spheres from the late sixties to today
"Sexy lies in videotapes" : künstlerische Selbstinszenierung im Video um 1970 bei Bruce Nauman, Vito Acconci, Joan Jonas by Anja Osswald( Book )

1 edition published in 2003 in German and held by 56 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rosa Barba : from source to poem by E Lebovici( Book )

3 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 55 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Rosa Barba's work is grounded in a careful exploration of the materiality, the devices, the production conditions, and the grammar of cinema. The monograph From Source to Poem is an entrancing account of the main motives that drive the artist's practice, underscoring the context in which the artworks are presented at both architectural and conceptual levels. Besides numerous films, sculptures, and works composed of light, the catalogue accompanying the exhibition at Pirelli HangarBicocca in Milan, and other recent exhibition venues, also features the new 35mm film From Source to Poem from 2016 for the first time in Italy. Hundreds of images from historical archives in the United States evolve into a kind of collage of the cultural legacy of a Western civilization in the twentieth century. "I would like," says Barba, "to continue to explore the geographies that we create around us.""--Publisher description
Carlos Amorales : discarded spider by Carlos Amorales( Book )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 47 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Aktion by Jens Hoffmann( Book )

4 editions published in 2005 in German and held by 43 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Action by Jens Hoffmann( Book )

2 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in French and held by 42 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Art 21: art in the 21st century( Visual )

3 editions published between 2010 and 2014 in English and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In four one-hour episodes, Season 7 of Art in the Twenty First Century will present documentary profiles of 12 of today's most inspiring visual artists, at work and in their own words
Sphinxes without secrets : women performance artists speak out( Visual )

in English and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Women artists discuss performance art and the significant role women have played in it. Includes excerpts from several performances
The Work of Joan Jonas In the Shadow a Shadow by Joan Jonas( Book )

2 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

One of the most continuously influential figures of the past half century, Joan Jonas (*1936) was among the first artists to embrace the forms of video, performance and installation. This extensively illustrated and authoritative book, containing hundreds of full-color images, presents the definitive collection of Jonas' work. The first career-spanning monograph of the multimedia pioneer, it covers more than 40 years of performances, films, videos, installations, texts and video sculptures. In addition to documentation of the artist's crucial projects, In the Shadow a Shadow includes individual essays by Douglas Crimp, Barbara Clausen and Johanna Burton, a major survey text by Joan Simon, texts by Joan Jonas about several of her seminal works, as well as unpublished photographs and drawings from Jonas' archives
Engaged : 20 years of the MIT Visual Arts Program( Visual )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents a collection of moving image works and documentation of other works interrogating the public sphere created by the Visual Arts Program faculty and alumni at MIT
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Joan Jonas : I want to live in the country (and other romances)Tele-journeysJoan Jonas : performance video installation, 1968-2000Carlos Amorales : discarded spiderThe Work of Joan Jonas In the Shadow a ShadowIn the shadow a shadow : the work of Joan JonasJoan Jonas : five works
Alternative Names
Joan Jonas

Joan Jonas americká umělkyně

Joan Jonas Amerikaans choreografe

Joan Jonas artista estadounidense

Joan Jonas artista estatunidenca

Joan Jonas artiste vidéaste

Joan Jonas US-amerikanische Video- und Performance-Künstlerin

Джоан Йонас

ג'ואן ג'ונאס אמנית אמריקאית

جوآن یوناس طراح رقص و هنرمند آمریکایی