UT Resident, Video & Performance Artist, Joan Jonas Public Lecture

UT Resident Artist Joan Jonas to Present Public Lecture in the Department of Art and Art History on Oct. 22

Event: The University of Texas at Austin Department of Art and Art History presents a lecture by internationally recognized performance and video artist Joan Jonas. The lecture is part of the fall 2009 artist residency taking place in the Department of Art and Art History. This public lecture is free and open to the public.

When: Thursday, Oct. 22, 4-6 p.m.

Where: The University of Texas at Austin Department of Art and Art History, ART 1.102.

Background: Jonas is internationally known for her performances and video art, mixing objects and mediated images together in natural and industrial environments. Using video as a mirroring device, Jonas herself appears as a performer in her work, often performing densely collaged narrative texts. Her awards include recognition from the American Film Institute, the Guggenheim Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts, the Rockefeller Foundation and the Foundation for Contemporary Performance Art.

If you miss it, you may want to know that Joan’s teaching an undergraduate class here at UT that is going to be part of Fusebox in the spring, with a new performance piece. She’s also a part of this lecture in SA: http://landheritageinstitute.org/2009ARTSCI/Agenda.html

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Known for its pioneering spirit, embrace of artistic innovation, and commitment to Texas audiences and artists, Women & Their Work Art Space is a one of a kind statewide non-profit organization. Voted “Best Gallery” numerous times in the Austin Chronicle Readers Poll, Women & Their Work Gallery showcases exhibitions of contemporary art throughout the year and presents performances, readings, film screenings and educational outreach programs.
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