Joan Jonas: They Come to Us Without a Word

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Title

Joan Jonas: They Come to Us Without a Word

Description

The NTU Centre for Contemporary Art Singapore is honoured to present They Come to Us without a Word, video and performance pioneer Joan Jonas’ first large-scale exhibition in Singapore and Southeast Asia. They Come to Us without a Word was organised for the U.S. Pavilion of the 56th Venice Biennale by the MIT List Visual Arts Center and co-curated by Paul C. Ha, Director of the MIT List Visual Arts Center and Ute Meta Bauer, Founding Director of the NTU Centre for Contemporary Art Singapore. With this exhibition Jonas evokes the fragility of nature, using her own poetic language to address the irreversible impact of human interference on the environmental equilibrium of our planet.

Acknowledgements They Come to Us without a Word was organised for the U.S. Pavilion of the 56th Venice Biennale by the MIT List Visual Arts Center and co-curated by Paul C. Ha, Director of the MIT List Visual Arts Center and Ute Meta Bauer, Founding Director of the NTU Centre for Contemporary Art Singapore. The exhibition was generously supported by U.S. Department of State, Cynthia and John Reed, the Helen Frankenthaler Foundation, and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Additional major support was provided by the Council for the Arts at MIT, Toby Devan Lewis, VIA Art Fund, Agnes Gund, Lambent Foundation.

The exhibition in Singapore is organised by the NTU Centre for Contemporary Art Singapore, Nanyang Technological University with support by the Economic Development Board, Singapore. Additional support has also been provided by the U.S. Embassy Singapore.

Exhibition Item Type Metadata

Short Description

They Come to Us without a Word is a video and performance by Joan Jonas, as his first large-scale exhibition in Singapore and Southeast Asia.

Exhibition Mode

Show Type

Exhibition Space

Location

Onsite (CCA)

Exhibition Start Date

2016-01-22

Exhibition End Date

2016-04-03

Collaboration

No

Commissioned Work

No

Files

NTU Centre for Contemporary Art Singapore; Joan Jonas, They Come to Us without a Word, 22 January – 3 April 2016, Installation View: Bees (2015).
NTU Centre for Contemporary Art Singapore; Joan Jonas, They Come to Us without a Word, 22 January – 3 April 2016, Installation View
NTU Centre for Contemporary Art Singapore; Joan Jonas, They Come to Us without a Word, 22 January – 3 April 2016, Installation View
NTU Centre for Contemporary Art Singapore; Joan Jonas, They Come to Us without a Word, 22 January – 3 April 2016, vitrine from Bees containing two masks (plaster cloth, wire, and Japanese watercolor), two stones, instructions for bee dance (marker on paper), one photocopy, two magnifying glasses, one dead bee, and one glass bee made by Vittorio Costantini.
NTU Centre for Contemporary Art Singapore; Joan Jonas, They Come to Us without a Word, 22 January – 3 April 2016, Installation View: Fish (2015).
NTU Centre for Contemporary Art Singapore; Joan Jonas, They Come to Us without a Word, 22 January – 3 April 2016, Installation View
NTU Centre for Contemporary Art Singapore; Joan Jonas, They Come to Us without a Word, 22 January – 3 April 2016, vitrine from Fish containing one mask (plaster cloth, wire, and Japanese watercolor), nine sea-urchin shells, one sand dollar, one dried seahorse, one drawing (pigmented- inkjet exhibition copy), three photocopies, two Japanese postcards(facsimilies), six pieces of white sea cora, and one glass sea sponge.
NTU Centre for Contemporary Art Singapore; Joan Jonas, They Come to Us without a Word, 22 January – 3 April 2016, Installation View: Wind (2015).
NTU Centre for Contemporary Art Singapore; Joan Jonas, They Come to Us without a Word, 22 January – 3 April 2016, Installation View: Wind (2015).
NTU Centre for Contemporary Art Singapore; Joan Jonas, They Come to Us without a Word, 22 January – 3 April 2016, vitrine from Wind containing one found mas, one bird’s skull, one bird’s nest, four postcards, two photocopies, one miniature glass owl made by Virrorio Costantini, and two mirrored glass props made by Alexander Rosenberg.
NTU Centre for Contemporary Art Singapore; Joan Jonas, They Come to Us without a Word, 22 January – 3 April 2016, Installation View: Homeroom (2015).
NTU Centre for Contemporary Art Singapore; Joan Jonas, They Come to Us without a Word, 22 January – 3 April 2016, Installation View
NTU Centre for Contemporary Art Singapore; Joan Jonas, They Come to Us without a Word, 22 January – 3 April 2016, Installation View
NTU Centre for Contemporary Art Singapore; Joan Jonas, They Come to Us without a Word, 22 January – 3 April 2016, Installation View
NTU Centre for Contemporary Art Singapore; Joan Jonas, They Come to Us without a Word, 22 January – 3 April 2016, vitrine from Homeroom containing one found mask, two glass frogs made by Vittorio Costantini, one fossil, two found black-and-white photographs, two color photographs by Joan Jonas, one photocopy, one found card, and two hand mirrors.
NTU Centre for Contemporary Art Singapore; Joan Jonas, They Come to Us without a Word, 22 January – 3 April 2016, Installation View: Mirror (2015).
NTU Centre for Contemporary Art Singapore; Joan Jonas, They Come to Us without a Word, 22 January – 3 April 2016, Installation View: Mirror (2015).
NTU Centre for Contemporary Art Singapore; Joan Jonas, They Come to Us without a Word, 22 January – 3 April 2016, Installation View: Mirror (2015).
NTU Centre for Contemporary Art Singapore; Joan Jonas, They Come to Us without a Word, 22 January – 3 April 2016, Installation View
NTU Centre for Contemporary Art Singapore; Joan Jonas, They Come to Us without a Word, 22 January – 3 April 2016, Installation View
NTU Centre for Contemporary Art Singapore; Joan Jonas, They Come to Us without a Word, 22 January – 3 April 2016, Installation View
NTU Centre for Contemporary Art Singapore; Joan Jonas, They Come to Us without a Word, 22 January – 3 April 2016, Installation View
NTU Centre for Contemporary Art Singapore; Joan Jonas, They Come to Us without a Word, 22 January – 3 April 2016, Installation View

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Citation

“Joan Jonas: They Come to Us Without a Word,” NTU CCA Singapore Digital Archive, accessed September 24, 2022, https://ntuccasingapore.omeka.net/items/show/99.