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Joan Jonas

From her earliest days in performance lofts playing her alter-ego Organic Honey to her large-scale multimedia installations that enact her own encounters with mythic tales, including Dante's Divine Comedy, Joan Jonas has been at the forefront of the art of performance. It has been more than forty years and she is still going strong. Jonas speaks with host Michael Rush, revealing what is at the core of her tireless, experimental imagination (33 minutes).

Joan Jonas

Joan Jonas is one of the most significant figures in contemporary art whose installations, films and performances have appeared in numerous galleries and museums around the globe, from the 1960s to the present. "Joan Jonas: Five Works", a widely acclaimed retrospective organized for the Queens Museum of Art by Valerie Smith in 2004, was Jonas's first major museum show in the U.S. She is currently a Professor of Visual Arts at MIT in Cambridge, MA and is represented by Galerie Yvon Lambert. Recorded on March, 2002.


Rush Interactive


Artists in conversation and debate with host Michael Rush, Director of the Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum at Michigan State University. In addition to his career as a museum director, he is an award winning curator, and widely published author and critic. He was Director of the Rose Art Museum at Brandeis University from 2005-2009, and Director of the Palm Beach Institute of Contemporary Art from 2000-2004.