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Joan Jonas honored for lifetime achievement

A Pioneering Force in Contemporary Art

The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum has honored Joan Jonas with a Lifetime
Achievement Award for her extraordinary contributions to the field of
contemporary art. The honor was presented as part of the
museum’s First Annual Art Awards celebrating individuals, exhibitions
and projects that have had a significant impact in the field.

A professor in SA+P’s Visual Arts Program since 1998, Jonas has
established herself, over the course of four decades, as a pioneering
force in the development of contemporary art in genres ranging from
performance and video to conceptual art and theater, a field of work
that also includes drawing, film, installation, sculpture and

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