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Joan Jonas

Gladstone / Brussels / Art

The New York artist Joan Jonas, born in 1936, began her career as a sculptor. By the late 1960s, however, she was moving beyond boundaries. Jonas began to create video performances, filming herself in her New York loft as “Organic Honey,” an alter-ego who challenged women’s gender roles through costume, masks, and drawings. Between 1999 and 2017, she created body drawings during live performances. And in 2017, in a residency at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, Jonas studied the animals on view—creatures rendered in lace, tapestry, stone, and oils—and then drew them. In this exhibition, her drawing practice is the focus. —E.C.

Gladstone Rue du Grand Cerf 12, 1000 Bruxelles, Belgium
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