Joan Jonas: performance video installation, 1968-2000

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"Artist Joan Jonas is one of the most groundbreaking pioneers in the fields of video and performance, having worked in these media since the 1960s. This catalogue documents her work with an interview, numerous performance and film stills, installation drawings and photographs, many of them published here for the first time."

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About the author (2001)

Joan Jonas was born in 1936 in New York, where she currently lives and works. She received an M.F.A. in Sculpture from Columbia University, New York, in 1965. Her first performance retrospective was at the Stedelijk van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven (1979) and her first US retrospective was at the University Art Museum, Berkeley (1980) (Van Abbe Museum, Eindhoven, 1981). She has exhibited at The Museum of Modern Art, New York; the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; The Institute of the Contemporary Art, Boston, MA; The Kitchen, New York, and Pat Hearn Gallery, New York. Jonas has had major retrospectives at the Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam (1994), and Galerie der Stadt, Stuttgart, Germany (2000), and was represented in Documenta 11, Kassel, Germany (2002).

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