Preface by Jessica Morgan. Introduction and text by Barbara Clausen. Text by Adrienne Edwards, André Lepecki, Kristin Poor, Jeannine Tang. Interview with Douglas Crimp. Conversation with Heather Davis, Joan Jonas, Zoe Todd. Coda by Kelly Kivland.
A conceptually innovative take on Jonas’ performances and installations
Hbk, 7.5 x 10 in. / 176 pgs / 70 color / 15 bw. | 8/1/2023 | Awaiting stock $55.00
Published by Walther König, Köln. Edited with text by Uta Meta Bauer. Text by Stefanie Hessler, Joan Jonas, Markus Reymann, Francesca Thyssen-Bornemisza.
This volume closely follows the development of Joan Jonas’ (born 1936) multiformat project Moving off the Land. The artist’s most recent body of work, it encompasses three years of research into the significance of the ocean throughout history, and features sculptures, drawings, sound and new video productions. Jonas combines poetry and prose by writers such as Emily Dickinson and Herman Melville with texts by Rachel Carson and Sy Montgomery, and with moving images filmed in aquariums and in Jamaica, where algae bloom and over-fishing pose urgent threats to the ecosystem. The monograph includes the complete script for the performance along with annotations, images of Jonas’ live performance, and a complete chronology with documentation of the performance’s history.
Published by Dia Art Foundation. Preface by Jessica Morgan. Introduction and text by Barbara Clausen. Text by Adrienne Edwards, André Lepecki, Kristin Poor, Jeannine Tang. Interview with Douglas Crimp. Conversation with Heather Davis, Joan Jonas, Zoe Todd. Coda by Kelly Kivland.
Published in conjunction with the first major US museum show of Joan Jonas’ art in nearly 15 years, this volume breaks new ground by contextualizing and expanding understandings of Jonas’ body of work through three thematic approaches: the critical notions of gender, being and otherness; the politics of landscape and ecology; and new conceptions of medium specificity and un-specificity. These themes serve as a framework through which to address the rich vocabulary of Jonas’ performances, sculptures, drawings and installations from the early 1970s until today. Inspired by the format of a reader, the monograph presents new writing and scholarship, excerpts from Douglas Crimp's final interview, as well as a selection of drawings and sketches from Jonas’ notebooks, including never-before-published drawings created during the coronavirus lockdown. Born and based in New York, Joan Jonas (born 1936) has taught at UCLA School of the Arts, in Stuttgart, Germany, and at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where she is a professor emerita. She has lived and worked in Greece, Morocco, India, Germany, Holland, Iceland, Poland, Japan, Italy, Hungary and Ireland.
Published by Dia Art Foundation. Preface by Jessica Morgan. Text by Joan Jonas, Lynne Cooke. Conversation with Jason Moran.
Reissued for the 15th anniversary of this volume and during Joan Jonas’ (born 1936) first major US museum show in 15 years, this catalog documents the deep, immersive performance The Shape, the Scent, the Feel of Things, originally commissioned by Dia Art Foundation and responding to German art historian Aby Warburg's essay on his visit to the American Southwest. The book includes a statement from the artist, scene-by-scene descriptions with photos, a conversation between Joan Jonas and Jason Moran (who composed music for the performance) and an essay by Lynne Cooke, a senior curator at the National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC, and former curator at Dia. With a new reflection from the artist looking back on this groundbreaking performance, the anniversary edition is a tangible manifestation of the ongoing significance of Jonas' work.
Published by CCA Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts. Edited by Frances Richard. Foreword and Introduction by Anthony Huberman. Text by Lynne Tillman, et al.
The CCA Wattis Institute in San Francisco dedicates year long seasons of discussions and public events to a single artist. In 2014–15, Joan Jonas (born 1936) was “on our mind.” This book brings together essays from writers, curators, art historians and artists that focus on a single work, from Jonas’ earliest films through her installation for the US Pavilion at the 56th Venice Biennale. The book also contains excerpts from readings and public lectures, and images by some of the other artists whose work was evoked in public and private conversation. Contributors include Jacqueline Francis, Renée Green, Quinn Latimer, Sarah Lehrer-Graiwer, Patricia Maloney, Elizabeth Mangini, Judith Rodenbeck and Lynne Tillman.
PUBLISHER CCA Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts
BOOK FORMAT Paperback, 6.75 x 9.5 in. / 172 pgs / 64 color / 40 bw.
PUBLISHING STATUS Pub Date 7/25/2017 Active
DISTRIBUTION D.A.P. Exclusive Catalog: SPRING 2017 p. 115
PRODUCT DETAILS ISBN 9780982503386TRADE List Price: $18.00 CDN $25.50 GBP £16.00
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Published by Gregory R. Miller & Co.. Edited with text by Joan Simon. Text by Joan Jonas, Douglas Crimp, Johanna Burton, Barbara Clausen, Richard Serra, Susan Rothenberg.
One of the most continuously influential figures of the past half century, Joan Jonas was among the first artists to embrace the forms of video, performance and installation. From her beginnings as a sculptor, and her emergence in the New York art and performance scenes of the 1960s and 70s (including the seminal "Vertical Roll" video piece of 1972, in which the titular television malfunction enacted a memorably fractured female identity), up through her six appearances at Documenta and her performance at the Performa 13 biennial, her work has always been surprising, groundbreaking and necessary. This extensively illustrated volume, containing hundreds of full-color photographs, drawings, scripts and diagrams, presents the definitive collection of Jonas' work. The first and authoritative career-spanning monograph of the multimedia pioneer, it covers more than 40 years of performances, films, videos, installations, texts and video sculptures. Art writer Joan Simon has painstakingly researched every one of Jonas' works and includes notes on each piece, along with new and never-before-published writings by the artist that provide extensive background. In the Shadow a Shadow also contains essays by Douglas Crimp, Barbara Clausen and Johanna Burton, and unpublished photographs and drawings from Jonas' archives. With a detailed production and exhibition history of the video and performance works, as well as the first comprehensive bibliography and biography of the artist, this intensively researched and authoritative book documents the range, breadth and depth of one of the most prolifically original artists of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries.
New York–born and based, Joan Jonas (born 1936) has taught at UCLA School of the Arts, in Stuttgart, Germany and at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where she is a professor emerita. She has lived and worked in Greece, Morocco, India, Germany, Holland, Iceland, Poland, Japan, Italy, Hungary and Ireland.
Published by Gregory R. Miller & Co.. Foreword by Paul C. Ha. Text by Ute Meta Bauer, Joan Jonas, Ann Reynolds, Marina Warner. Interview by Ingrid Schaffner.
They Come to Us without a Word documents Joan Jonas' (born 1936) project for the US Pavilion of the 56th Venice Biennale, an installation that incorporates multiple components, including projected videos (with music by Jason Moran), drawings and photographs. Each section of the pavilion represents a particular creature (bees, fish) or natural condition. Recited fragments of ghost stories sourced from the oral tradition of Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, form a continuous narrative linking one room to the next. Designed with Jonas' close collaboration, this book features an extensive collection of images selected by the artist, including stills, drawings and photographs. Also included is a major new text by Jonas herself, as well as significant texts from Ann Reynolds and Marina Warner, and an interview with the artist by Ingrid Schaffner.
Published by Charta. Foreword by Annie Ratti, Fabio Cavallucci. Text by Marina Warner, Joan Jonas, Anna Daneri, Roberto Pinto, Cristina Natalicchio, Andrea Mattiello.
Born in New York in 1936, Joan Jonas has been a towering figure in postwar Conceptual and experimental Performance art since the 1960s, when she began her pioneering exploration of gender and identity through a combination of myth, choreography and new media. In 2007, she was a visiting professor at the world-famous Ratti Foundation in Como, Italy. While there, she turned to a text by art historian Aby Warburg (whose writings on Hopi imagery and ritual inspired Jonas’ 2005 performance “The Shape, the Scent, the Feel of Things”) to create “The Hand Reverts to Its Own Movement…,” a solo performance centered on the act of drawing. This substantial new monograph spans 40 years of the artist’s groundbreaking output and introduces her new performance on the occasion of its world premiere in Como.
BOOK FORMAT Paperback, 5.75 x 8.5 in. / 136 pgs / 46 color / 19 bw.
PUBLISHING STATUS Pub Date 3/1/2008 No longer our product
DISTRIBUTION D.A.P. Exclusive Catalog: SPRING 2008 p. 80
PRODUCT DETAILS ISBN 9788881586592TRADE List Price: $34.95 CDN $40.00
Published by Queens Museum of Art. Edited by Valerie Smith and Warren Niesluchowski. Foreword by Tom Finkelpearl.
Five Works presents a much broader look at the American artist's oeuvre than its name suggests. This first major exhibition of Jonas's work in a New York museum includes a selection of the artist's works in installation and video, drawings, photographs and sketchbooks. Curated by Valerie Smith, QMA Director of Exhibitions, the show brings together five key works (aha!) from Jonas's career including Organic Honey's Visual Telepathy, Organic Honey: Vertical Roll (1972-1994), The Juniper Tree (1976-1978), Volcano Saga (1985-1994), Revolted by the Thought of Known Places... (1992-2003), and Lines in the Sand (2002) . Also included are her portable My New Theater series (1997-1999), drawings and sketches. All of the works in the exhibition are presented in color and this catalogue which also includes an interview with Jonas and poet/scholars Susan Howe and Jeanne Heuving.
PUBLISHER Queens Museum of Art
BOOK FORMAT Paperback, 10.5 x 8.5 in. / 176 pgs / 162 color / 177 bw.
PUBLISHING STATUS Pub Date 7/15/2005 Out of print
DISTRIBUTION D.A.P. Exclusive Catalog: SPRING 2005 p. 119
PRODUCT DETAILS ISBN 9781929641031TRADE List Price: $29.95 CDN $35.00
Published by Hatje Cantz. Artwork by Joan Jonas. Edited by Johann-Karl Schmidt, Andrea Jahn. Contributions by Anja Zimmermann. Text by Chrissie Isles, Yvonne Spielmann.
Artist Joan Jonas is one of the most groundbreaking pioneers in the fields of video and performance, having worked in these media since the 1960s. This catalogue documents her work with an interview, numerous performance and film stills, installation drawings and photographs, many of them published here for the first time.