Anna Daneri, Joan Jonas, and Ute Meta Bauer. Photo credit: Moira Ricci.
Performance and video pioneer Joan Jonas will discuss the process of creating the exhibition They Come to Us without a Word with co-curator Ute Meta Bauer and production manager Anna Daneri.
For more information about Joan Jonas: They Come to Us without a Word, visit www.ntu.ccasingapore.org/exhibitions/.
ABOUT THE SPEAKERS
Joan Jonas (b. 1936, New York, USA) is a world-renowned artist whose work encompasses a wide range of media including video, performance, installation, sound, text, and sculpture. Trained in art history and sculpture, Jonas was a central figure in the performance art movement of the late 1960s, and her experiments and productions in the late 1960s and early 1970s continue to be crucial to the development of many contemporary art genres, from performance and video to conceptual art and theatre. Since 1968, her practice has explored ways of seeing, the rhythms of rituals, and the authority of objects and gestures.
Ute Meta Bauer has served as Founding Director of the NTU Centre for Contemporary Art Singapore and as a Professor at NTU’s School of Art, Design, and Media. Prior to this, she was Dean of Fine Art at the Royal College of Art, London; Associate Professor at MIT, Cambridge; and Founding Director of MIT’s Program in Art, Culture, and Technology (ACT). She also served as Founding Director of the Office for Contemporary Art (OCA), Oslo; was Artistic Director of the 3rd berlin biennale for contemporary art; and was a co-curator of Documenta11, Kassel, Germany. Recent curatorial projects at the NTU CCA include Paradise Lost, Theatrical Fields, Yang Fudong: Incidental Scripts, Simryn Gill: Hugging the Shore and Tomás Saraceno: Arachnid Orchestra. Jam Sessions.
Anna Daneri is co-founder and adjunct curator of Peep-Hole, collaborator with Fondazione Meru (for which she initiated the Meru Art*Science Award), and editor of Peep-Hole Sheet. In 2015 she was the production manager for They Come to Us without a Word by Joan Jonas for the US Pavilion at the 56th Venice Biennale. She has worked on international exhibitions including Food (Geneva, 2012), The Mediterranean Approach (Venice/Marseille/Sao Paolo, 2011), The Inadequate (project by Dora Garcìa for the 54th Venice Biennale), Collateral (Milan/Sao Paolo, 2008), Joan Jonas - My Theater (Trento, 2007). She collaborated with Art for the World (1996-2013) and with Fondazione Antonio Ratti (1995-2010), and was professor of Contemporary Art Phenomenology at the Accademia Carrara di Belle Arti in Bergamo (2003-2007).
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