The Easel

joan jonas has been a pioneer her entire life

Getting a retrospective at Tate is a big deal so why the critical  hesitation about Jonas? “Complicated viewing … an art of constant interruption, spillage and surprise” says one critic. For another it’s the “grand narrative of dualities … stillness and movement, object and image, ancient and modern.” Perhaps it’s best to just watch this survey video (6 min) and judge for yourself.