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Oral history interview with Joan Jonas, 2018 Aug. 9- Sept. 8

Jonas, Joan, 1936-

Filmmaker, Performance artist, Sculptor, Video artist


Collection Information

Size: 20 sound files (12 hrs., 39 min.) Audio, digital, wav

Summary: An interview with Joan Jonas conducted 2018 August 9-18 and September 8, by Ann Reynolds, for the Archives of American Art at Jonas' studio in Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, Canada, and at Jonas' studio in New York, N.Y.

Biographical/Historical Note

Interviewee Joan Jonas (1936- ) is a video and performance artist in New York, N.Y. Interviewer Ann Reynolds (1957- ) is a professor at University of Texas, Austin.


This interview is part of the Archives of American Art Oral History Program, started in 1958 to document the history of the visual arts in the United States, primarily through interviews with artists, historians, dealers, critics and administrators.

Language Note

Undetermined .


Funding for this interview was provided by the Lichtenberg Family Foundation.

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Quotes and excerpts must be cited as follows: Oral history interview with Joan Jonas, 2018 Aug. 9- Sept. 8. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.