Performance: Joan Jonas' Mirror Check

Photo by David Crossley

For the final eight weeks of Parallel Practices: Joan Jonas & Gina Pane, on view through June 30, CAMH presents Mirror Check, a work created by Joan Jonas in 1970 in which a performer uses a small round hand mirror to inspect all visible portions of her exposed body in reflection.

Parallel Practices: Joan Jonas & Gina Pane brings together a selection of works by two artists born a short time apart who are renowned for their foundational contributions to the field of performance art. Jonas and Pane were proto-feminist artists, working in New York and Paris respectively, who worked multidisciplinarily at a time when many of their peers focused their attentions on a single medium. Through selections of their sculpture, photography, video, drawing, installation and live arts, Parallel Practices celebrates the shared and complementary aspects of Jonas' and Pane's art, and highlights the differences that characterize their unique bodies of work.

Parallel Practices also marks the first comprehensive exhibition of Gina Pane's work in the United States.



Contemporary Arts Museum Houston
5216 Montrose Blvd.
Houston, TX 77006


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