Joan Jonas, The Shape, the Scent, the Feel of Things, 2005, Dia:Beacon, Riggio Galleries. Photo: Paula Court.
Joan Jonas’ work is inhabited by a multitude of human and non-human creatures, which traverse her drawings, videos, and performances in a plurality of gestures and configurations. Assembled in idiosyncratic, non-narrative manners, these animal selves propose new temporal conventions and ways of being in the world. NTU CCA Singapore Curator-in-Residence Filipa Ramos’ (de)Tour will be a journey across the creatures Joan Jonas summons and collaborates with through her work.
This Exhibition (de)Tour is part of the Education and Public Programme of Joan Jonas: They Come to Us without a Word.
Filipa Ramos is Editor in Chief of art-agenda and a lecturer in the Experimental Film M.A. programme of Kingston University, and in the M.Res. Art: Moving Image of Central Saint Martins, both in London. Ramos is co-curator of Vdrome, a programme of screenings of films by visual artists and filmmakers. In the past she was Associate Editor of Manifesta Journal, curator of the Research Section of dOCUMENTA (13), and coordinator of The Most Beautiful Kunsthalle in the World project at the Antonio Ratti Foundation. She is the co-author of the book Lost and Found – Crisis of Memory (2009) and is working on a reader on writings on animals to be published in fall 2016.
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