Resident Artist Joan Jonas to Present Public Lecture in the Department of Art and Art History on Oct. 22

Oct. 19, 2009

Event: The University of Texas at Austin Department of Art and Art History presents a lecture by internationally recognized performance and video artist Joan Jonas. The lecture is part of the fall 2009 artist residency taking place in the Department of Art and Art History. This public lecture is free and open to the public.

When: Thursday, Oct. 22, 4-6 p.m.

Where: The University of Texas at Austin Department of Art and Art History, ART 1.102.

Background: Jonas is internationally known for her performances and video art, mixing objects and mediated images together in natural and industrial environments. Using video as a mirroring device, Jonas herself appears as a performer in her work, often performing densely collaged narrative texts. Her awards include recognition from the American Film Institute, the Guggenheim Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts, the Rockefeller Foundation and the Foundation for Contemporary Performance Art.

For more information, contact: Leslie Lyon, College of Fine Arts, 512 475 7033.