Porto - Exhibition

Joan Jonas

Serralves Museum of Contemporary Art

25 May 201901 Sep 2019

The Serralves Museum of Contemporary Art, Porto, dedicates a solo exhibition to the pioneer of performance, video and installation art Joan Jonas, whose five-decade career has been covering the most diverse interests, exploring movement, music, female identity, environment, natural and urban landscapes.

Jonas’ works often resorts to varied objects, like masks, mirrors and video screens to create complex layered images, conveying both poetic and political messages. The exhibition, organised with the artist’s supervision, explores her constant revisiting of earlier works and motifs. Reconfigurations of her earlier performative works “Mirror Check” (1970) and “Mirror Piece I & II: Reconstruction” (1969/2018-19) will take place respectively at the Library and Auditorium of the museum.


Saturday, May 25
5:15pm: “Mirror Check” (1970)
6pm: “Mirror Piece I & II: Reconstruction” (1969/2018-2019)

Sunday, May 26
6pm: “Mirror Piece I & II: Reconstruction” (1969/2018-2019)
7pm: “Mirror Check” (1970)

  • Joan Jonas, Joan Jonas, "Lines in the Sand" (still), 2002, The Kitchen, New York NYC, 2004.

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Contacts & Details

tue, wed, thu, fri, sat, sun 10:00 am - 5:00 pm


€ 8,50


M: serralves@serralves.pt W: Serralves Museum
Rua Dom João de Castro 210 Porto, 4150-417 Portugal