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Renaissance Society presents: Through the Lens of Joan Jonas

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Museum information:
The Renaissance Society
5811 S. Ellis Avenue
Bergman Gallery, Cobb Hall 418
Hours: Tues-Fri 10 am-5 pm, Sat & Sun 12-5 pm. Closed Mondays.
Admission to the gallery and all events is free.
Screenings and lectures, Wednesday, June 9th & Thursday June 10th, 8:00 pm

This pair of evenings is sure to be lively as it features screenings of Jonas’ videos alongside films and documentation of other work that has had a seminal influence on her career. These include works from classic experimental filmmakers such as Maya Deren to documentation of performances by Simone Forti, from Noh theater to Russian avant garde cinema. The first night will feature Jonas’ works through the early 1980s and the second night will run through the present. The screenings will be introduced by art historian Barbara Clausen followed by a discussion with Jonas. Cobb Hall Room 425 (down the hall from the gallery).

Since the 1960s, Joan Jonas has been a key figure in the field of performance and video art. Having been trained as a sculptor and later attending dance workshops at the Judson Church, Jonas was as much a participant in the post-minimalist dialogue surrounding sculpture as she was a pioneer in the emerging field of performance art.

This lecture is presented in conjuction with the Renaissance Society's presentation of Lines in the Sand, her most recently completed piece.
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