Joan Jonas, ‘White Horse Walking 5’, 1997, Drawing, Collage or other Work on Paper, Black and white charcoal on dark grey paper, Galerie Reinhard Hauff
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Joan Jonas

White Horse Walking 5, 1997

Black and white charcoal on dark grey paper
18 9/10 × 25 2/5 in
48 × 64.5 cm
Location
Stuttgart
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Joan Jonas
American, b. 1936
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Joan Jonas, believing that sculpture and painting were exhausted mediums, became known for her pioneering work in performance and video art. Jonas, who studied sculpture and art history, was deeply influenced by the work of Trisha Brown, with whom she studied dance, as well as John Cage and Claes Oldenburg, particular in their exploration of non-linear narrative structure and form. Jonas’s own work has frequently engaged and questioned portrayals of female identity in theatric and self-reflexive ways, using ritual-like gestures, masks, mirrors, and costumes. Over time, Jonas began to introduce more symbolic elements into her work; frequent motifs include dogs, the sun and moon, skulls, landscapes, and hurricanes. Themes of memory, autobiography, mythology, and dreams became more central themes in her work in the 1980s.

Joan Jonas, ‘White Horse Walking 5’, 1997, Drawing, Collage or other Work on Paper, Black and white charcoal on dark grey paper, Galerie Reinhard Hauff
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About the work
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Joan Jonas
American, b. 1936
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Joan Jonas, believing that sculpture and painting were exhausted mediums, became known for her pioneering work in performance and video art. Jonas, who studied sculpture and art history, was deeply influenced by the work of Trisha Brown, with whom she studied dance, as well as John Cage and Claes Oldenburg, particular in their exploration of non-linear narrative structure and form. Jonas’s own work has frequently engaged and questioned portrayals of female identity in theatric and self-reflexive ways, using ritual-like gestures, masks, mirrors, and costumes. Over time, Jonas began to introduce more symbolic elements into her work; frequent motifs include dogs, the sun and moon, skulls, landscapes, and hurricanes. Themes of memory, autobiography, mythology, and dreams became more central themes in her work in the 1980s.

Joan Jonas

White Horse Walking 5, 1997

Black and white charcoal on dark grey paper
18 9/10 × 25 2/5 in
48 × 64.5 cm
Location
Stuttgart
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