Freestanding rippled mirrors, conceived by Joan Jonas and handcrafted in Murano, are placed in each room alongside Jonas's distinctive drawings, kites made in Japan, and some of the objects used as props in the videos. Mirrors also cover the paneled walls of the pavilion's rotunda, where Jonas has supended a crystal-beaded chandelier-like structure from the ceiling.

Pictured: Installation view of Joan Jonas's They Come to Us without a Word (Mirrors), 2015. The U.S. Pavilion at the 56th International Art Exhibition-la Biennale di Venezia; commissioned by the MIT List Visual Arts Center. Photo by Moira Ricci.


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