Tate Modern stages its second annual BMW Tate Live Exhibition this month in the atmospheric subterranean Tanks. Joan Jonas, a pioneer of performance art, is this year’s focus coinciding with a major survey of her work in the galleries above. Unfolding over ten days and six nights, BMW Tate Live Exhibition 2018 showcases Jonas’s performances and installations including ground-breaking works not staged for 40 years. Her work is presented in dialogue with an intergenerational selection of artists – including Jason Moran, Mark Leckey, Sylvia Palacios Whitman, Jumana Emil Abboud and patten – demonstrating her lasting legacy and powerful impact on contemporary artists today.
The six-night programme will open with Jonas performing live with her long-time collaborator, celebrated Jazz pianist and composer Jason Moran. The third and fourth nights will be dedicated to three seminal performances from a formative period in Jonas’s career: Mirror Check, Mirror Piece II and Mirage, the latter performed by Jonas herself for the first time since 1980. The final weekend will focus on Chilean-American artist Sylvia Palacios Whitman, a peer of Jonas who also came to prominence in New York in the 1970s. She will perform for the first time in the UK and will debut a new collaboration with photographer Christopher Rauschenberg, son of legendary experimental artist Robert Rauschenberg. Their presentation on Friday 23 March will be followed by an immersive audiovisual performance by London based duo patten. The final night will feature a chanted sound piece by Turner Prize winner Mark Leckey made in collaboration with members of Tate Collective and building on his work Exorcising the Bridge, as well as a DJ set by the artist.
Open daily 10.00 – 18.00. Evening performances on 16, 17, 20, 21, 23 and 24 March 2018
Admission free during public opening hours, tickets required for evening performances
|Duration||16 March 2018 - 25 March 2018|
|Times||Open daily 10.00 – 18.00. Evening performances on 16, 17, 20, 21, 23 and 24 March 2018|
|Cost||Admission free during public opening hours, tickets required for evening performances|
|Address||Bankside, London, SE1 9TG|
|Contact||/ firstname.lastname@example.org / www.tate.org.uk/modern|