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Joan Jonas honored for lifetime achievement

A Pioneering Force in Contemporary Art
Still from a multi-channel color video installation.
Still from a multi-channel color video installation.
Image courtesy of Joan Jonas

The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum has honored Joan Jonas with a Lifetime Achievement Award for her extraordinary contributions to the field of contemporary art. The honor was presented as part of the museum’s First Annual Art Awards celebrating individuals, exhibitions and projects that have had a significant impact in the field.

A professor in SA+P’s Visual Arts Program since 1998, Jonas has established herself, over the course of four decades, as a pioneering force in the development of contemporary art in genres ranging from performance and video to conceptual art and theater, a field of work that also includes drawing, film, installation, sculpture and photography.

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