EVENT09.05.2024 / 5.00pm7.00pm

Exhibition Launch

National Treasures: Artemisia in Birmingham. Jesse Jones: Mirror Martyr Mirror Moon. Dion Kitson: Rue Britannia.

Join us to celebrate the launch of Ikon’s new exhibitions:

National Treasures: Artemisia in Birmingham
Jesse Jones: Mirror Martyr Mirror Moon

Dion Kitson: Rue Britannia

Ikon is a partner in National Treasures, a key strand of the programme celebrating the National Gallery’s Bicentenary, NG200. Ikon presents a masterpiece by Artemisia Gentileschi (1593-1654 or later), Self Portrait as Saint Catherine of Alexandria (about 1615-17).

Wrapped around the Gentileschi work, and made as a direct response, is a solo exhibition by contemporary Irish artist Jesse Jones, whose artistic practice crosses film, sound, performance, sculpture and installation. Mirror Martyr Mirror Moon considers art history, cinema, feminism, ritual and healing, presenting multiple interconnected archetypes of feminist resistance.

Simultaneously, Ikon presents the first major solo exhibition and an ambitious off-site commission by British artist Dion Kitson in partnership with English Heritage. Incisive, enterprising and laced with sharp wit, Kitson’s artistic practice dissects British class and identity, reshaping its visual hallmarks and traditions across sculpture, installation, film and found objects.

Both exhibitions run 10 May – 8 September 2024 and are presented as part of Ikon’s 60th anniversary year.

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Free entry, donations welcome

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First and Second Floor Galleries, Ikon Gallery, Brindleyplace

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1 Oozells Square, Brindleyplace, Birmingham B1 2HS

Image Credits
2. Artemisia Gentileschi, 1593 - 1654 or later. Self Portrait as Saint Catherine of Alexandria, about 1615-17. Bought with the support of the American Friends of the National Gallery, the National Gallery Trust, Art Fund (through the legacy of Sir Denis Mahon), Lord and Lady Sassoon, Lady Getty, Hannah Rothschild CBE and other donors including those who wish to remain anonymous, 2018 © The National Gallery, London 3. Jesse Jones, Mirror Martyr Mirror Moon (2024). 16mm film 16 minutes duration. Production still by Mark Duggan 4. Dion Kitson, Ode to Brierley Hill's Rubbish Mountain (2023). 1160 Scale model of waste management site. Image courtesy the artist. Photographer, Steve Russell Studios


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National Treasures 2024
Ikon is proud to be a partner in National Treasures 2024, a key strand of the programme celebrating The National Gallery’s Bicentenary.    
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Dion Kitson
Rue Britannia
Ikon presents the first major solo exhibition and an ambitious off-site commission by British artist Dion Kitson in partnership with English Heritage. 

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Birmingham, B1 2HS

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