Working across performance, video, and installation, Joan Jonas (*1936, New York, USA) has pushed the boundaries of art for the last five decades. Throughout her career, Jonas has constantly experimented, inspiring generations of younger artists.
The artist’s most comprehensive solo exhibition in Germany to date traces her dynamic practice of shifting between genre and time along recurring themes. Ecological issues surrounding climate change and threatened ecosystems, as well as the exploration of collective narratives drawn from mythology and fairy tales set against the backdrop of sociopolitical events are at the core of the survey. The exhibition is accompanied by the performance Mirror Piece I / II (1969/2018) with which Jonas introduced the motif of the mirror to examine societal roles.
The exhibition has been conceived by the artist and Haus der Kunst in collaboration with Tate Modern, London. Curated by Andrea Lissoni, Julienne Lorz, with Elena Setzer.
Tony Cokes. Fragments, or just Moments
The first solo exhibition of Tony Cokes (*1956, Richmond, Virginia, USA) in Germany and also the first collaboration between Haus der Kunst and Kunstverein München investigates the interlinked history of both venues. Curated by Emma Enderby and Elena Setzer.