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Joan Jonas, They Come to Us without a Word II, 2015. Performance in Venice, Italy, July 2015. Photo by Moira Ricci

Joan Jonas, They Come to Us without a Word II, 2015. Performance in Venice, Italy, July 2015. Photo by Moira Ricci

Related Public Programs:

A Conversation with Joan Jonas and Lynne Cooke
October 28, 2015, 6:30PM

Massachusetts Institute of Technology
List Visual Arts Center
Bartos Theater, 20 Ames Street, Bldg. E15-070,
Cambridge MA 02139 USA

Join us for a special conversation with Joan Jonas, artist and MIT ACT Professor Emerita, and Lynne Cooke, senior curator at the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C., as they discuss Jonas’s exhibition They Come to Us without a Word.


They Come to Us without a Word II
A video performance by Joan Jonas with music by Jason Moran
July 20, July 21, July 22, 2015, at 9 PM
Teatro Piccolo Arsenale, Campo della Tana, Castello, Venice, Italy

A new performance conceived and directed by the artist with newly composed music by Jonas’s longtime sound collaborator, the American jazz pianist and composer Jason Moran, took place on three evenings in July at the Teatro Piccolo Arsenale. Moran played live accompanying Jonas for the performance. An aspect of They Come to Us without a Word II was reedited video footage from the installation in the U.S. Pavilion.

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Joan Jonas, They Come to Us without a Word II, 2015. Performance in Venice, Italy, July 2015 with Jason Moran. Photo by Moira Ricci

Joan Jonas, They Come to Us without a Word II, 2015. Performance in Venice, Italy, July 2015 with Jason Moran. Photo by Moira Ricci

They Come to Us without a Word II was organized in conjunction with the United States Pavilion at the 56th International Art Exhibition – la Biennale di Venezia by the MIT List Visual Arts Center.

The performance was organized in collaboration with Teatro Fondamenta Nuove and the Università Iuav di Venezia IUAV, with a specific support by Fundación Botín, Santander, JL Foundation, Galleria Alessandra Bonomo, Max Mara, Thyssen-Bornemisza Art Contemporary and an anonymous donor. Thanks to Biennale di Venezia.


Joan Jonas: A Meter-Making Argument / A Talk by Gregory Volk
October 30, 2014, 6:00PM

Massachusetts Institute of Technology
List Visual Arts Center
Bartos Theater, 20 Ames Street, Bldg. E15-070,
Cambridge MA 02139 USA

A special Lavine Lecture with art critic and curator Gregory Volk.

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