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VENUE CHANGE: GIDEST Seminar with Joan Jones, April 13th @ 12pm

GIDEST Seminar

Joan Jonas

Friday, April 13, 12-1:30 p.m.
Starr Foundation Hall, Room L102, 63 Fifth Avenue

CHANGE OF VENUE: Due to the recent fire at 2 W.13th St., this event will take place in the Starr Foundation Hall, Room L102, 63 Fifth Avenue.

Please join us on Friday, April 13, for a seminar with video and performance artist Joan Jonas. Seminar participants are asked to prepare in advance by reading the texts and watching the videos linked in the PDF available at

Seating for this event is limited and advance registration is required. Tickets are available here.

In her GIDEST seminar, Joan Jonas will be her presenting later work, beginning with The Shape, the Scent, the Feel of Things (2004-2007), and ending with her most recent piece, Stream or River Flight or Pattern (2016-2017), discussing connections between the works and the sources on which she draws in creating them. She will also explore her relationship to projection-as-technology, literary sources, and the present-day state of the environment.

A pioneering video and performance artist, sculptor, and visual artist, Joan Jonas has influenced generations of video performance art. She is the recipient of multiple awards for her contributions to contemporary art, including the American Film Institute’s Maya Deren Award for Video, the Hyogo Prefecture Museum of Modern Art Prize at the Tokyo International Video Art Festival, and the Polaroid Award for Video. In 2009, the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum presented her with a Lifetime Achievement Award. Ms. Jonas is the subject of an acclaimed career retrospectivecurrently on view at Tate Modern in London.

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