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Joan Jonas: They Come to Us without a Word II

Joan Jonas They Come To Us Without A Word Ii Photo By Moira Ricci 44 A2091 Forweb

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No Longer Showing.

Developed in conjunction with her exhibition for the U.S. Pavilion at last year’s 56th Venice Biennale, Joan Jonas’s work features new compositions by her longtime collaborator, composer Jason Moran. The jazz pianist will perform live, accompanying Jonas, other performers featured in Venice, and re-edited video footage from the artist’s pavilion installation that is evocative of the fragility of nature in a rapidly changing situation. 

“Although the idea of my work involves the question of how the world is so rapidly and radically changing, I do not address the subject directly or didactically,” Jonas says. “Rather, the ideas are implied poetically through sound, light, and the juxtaposition of images of children, animals, and landscape.” 

This is the U.S. premiere of They Come to Us without a Word II. Organized as part of “From Minimalism into Algorithm” by Tim Griffin and Katy Dammers.

April 6–7 at 8pm; April 8 at 7pm
Tickets $20

Joan Jonas: They Come to Us without a Word II is made possible with support from Cristina Enriquez-Bocobo & Michael Kantrow, Rebecca & Marty Eisenberg, Joanne Leonhardt Cassullo and The Dorothea Leonhardt Fund at the Communities Foundation of Texas, Inc., Beth Rudin DeWoody, Agnes Gund, Howard Gilman Foundation, The Fan Fox and Leslie R. Samuels Foundation, and The Cowles Charitable Trust; and in part by public funds from New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council, New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature, and National Endowment for the Arts.

They Come to Us without a Word II premiered in June 2015  in conjunction with the United States Pavilion at the 56th International Art Exhibition - la Biennale di Venezia by the MIT List Visual Arts Center, in collaboration with Teatro Fondamenta Nuove and the Università luav di Venezia (IUAV), with support by Fundación Botín, Santander, Galleria Alessandra Bonomo, Max Mara, Thyssen-Bornmisza Art Contemporary, The JL Foundation, The Arts Council of the Southern Finger Lakes, NYSCA New York State Council on the Arts, Richardson Turner, and an anonymous donor. 

Image: Joan Jonas, They Come to Us without a Word II, 2015. Photo by Moira Ricci.

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