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Joan Jonas to present new video at Venice Biennale

Joan Jonas (center) was selected as the US Representative at the Venice Biennale in May.
Joan Jonas (center) was selected as the US Representative at the Venice Biennale in May. Katherine Taylor for The Boston Globe

The MIT List Visual Arts Center has released some details about what professor emerita Joan Jonas will bring to the 56th Venice Biennale in July. The artist, who will represent the US at the international exhibition of art, will present a new video performance, “They Come to Us Without a Word II,” three times from July 20 to 22, with live musical accompaniment from her frequent collaborator Jason Moran, a MacArthur Award-winning jazz pianist and composer.