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Joan Jonas Knowledge Base Launch Event

Dia:Chelsea, October 15, 2021

Dia Art Foundation is pleased to announce the launch of the Joan Jonas Knowledge Base (JJKB), an event hosted in collaboration with Electronic Arts Intermix (EAI) and in conjunction with the exhibition Joan Jonas, which opened at Dia Beacon on October 8, 2021. This event will include an introduction to the JJKB by members of the project team Barbara Clausen, Deena Engel, Lozana Rossenova, and Glenn Wharton, followed by a screening of archival footage of Jonas’s seminal work Organic Honey (1973) and a discussion among the artist, EAI director Rebecca Cleman, and Haus der Kunst director Andrea Lissoni. During the week after the event, EAI will host a virtual video showcase, allowing viewers to explore additional videos by Jonas. The JJKB is an open-source digital resource, presenting a collection of documentary materials, photographs, videos, interviews, and bibliographies. The site features studies on two of the artist’s seminal works and their various iterations—Organic Honey (1972; 1972/1994) and Mirage (1976; 1976/1994/2005; 1976/2001)—and three exhibition case studies that represent important moments in Jonas’s artistic development from the early 1980s to today. This academic research project is part of the Artist Archive Initiative and is dedicated to providing information to conservators, curators, and other scholars.

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