MIT List Visual Arts Center presents seven seminal film and single-channel video works by pioneering artist and MIT Professor Emerita Joan Jonas, in complement to the List’s presentation of Jonas’s new work made for the U.S. Pavilion at the 2015 Venice Biennale. Selected from Jonas’s four-decade-long, distinguished career in performance, video, and installation, the works are featured in an intimate exhibition in the List’s Bakalar Gallery from April 7 through July 5, 2015. This exhibition provides important background and context for Jonas’ new work on view simultaneously in Venice, and shares with local audiences the pivotal videos and performances that led to the artist’s selection as the U.S. representative for the 2015 Venice Biennale. The works on view demonstrate the development of her distinctive way of working with performance and video that draws on dance, ritual, and various theatrical

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