Joan Jonas and Anawana Haloba

Lecture : 29 May 2009

Anawana Haloba in conversation with Joan Jonas

On the occasion of Anawana Haloba and Joan Jonas's par ticipation in 'Fare Mondi//Making Worlds…', curated by Daniel Birnbaum for the 53rd International Art Exhibition - La Biennale di Venezia, the two artists will meet at the Faculty of Ar ts and Design at the IUAV University of Venice to discuss their respective artistic practices in relation to video and performance art. Joan Jonas, who has been key in the development of film, video and performance since the 1960s, will speak with Anawana Haloba, an artist born in Zambia and based in Norway who explores her own body as a medium to investigate identity as articulated within non-Western parameters. In several of her works, Haloba explores the position of women within varied social and cultural contexts. Both ar tists will accompany the conversation with visual examples of their performances, films and video works, in an effort to discuss a variety of artistic strategies such as the use of sound and voiceovers, and the exploration of concepts of time and memory.

This event has been initiated by the Office for Contemporary Art Norway in collaboration with FacoltĂ  di Design e Arti, UniversitĂ  Iuav, Venezia (Faculty of Design and Arts, Iuav University, Venice).