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Art / Multimedia | Kyoto

Five Rooms for Kyoto: 1972-2019

When media began to influence art during the early 1970s, Joan Jonas was an influential pioneer of video performance art, and is often cited as one of the most important female artists of her generation.

Today, at the age of 83, she continues to explore new media and performance with poetic multilayered projects. The imagery she uses often draws from different cultures and traditions and is incorporated into pieces that comment on contemporary issues. Five rooms featuring Jonas' work comprise this show, which draws attention to issues about women, the environment and storytelling.

Highlights include "Reanimation" (2010/2012/2013), a performance work involving a set of large screens. (Yukari Tanaka)