Joan Jonas. Still from Double Lunar Dogs. 1984. The Museum of Modern Art, New York. Purchase. © 2021 Joan Jonas. Image courtesy Electronic Arts Intermix (EAI), New York
Joan Jonas
Mar 17 – Jul 6, 2024
New York, USA

Joan Jonas creates meditations on bodies, space, time, and nature. As she has explained, “The performer sees herself as a Medium: Information passes through.” The most comprehensive retrospective of Jonas’s work in the United States, this exhibition provides new insights into the artist’s process, unprecedented access to archival materials, and fresh historical perspectives on Jonas’s work. Drawings, photographs, notebooks, oral histories, film screenings, performances, and a selection of the artist’s installations, drawn from MoMA’s collection and institutions around the world, will trace the development of Jonas’s career, from works made in the 1960s and 1970s exploring the confluence of technology and ritual to more recent ones dealing with ecology and the landscape.

Organized by Ana Janevski, Curator, with Lilia Taboada and Gee Wesley, Curatorial Assistants, Department of Media and Performance. With thanks to Molly Superfine, Mellon-Marron Research Consortium Fellow, and Brandon Eng and Piper Marshall, former Mellon-Marron Research Consortium Fellows, Department of Media and Performance.