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EVENT07.06.2024 / 5.30pm6.30pm

Artist’s Talk: Jesse Jones

Join artist Jesse Jones and Lucy Mounfield, Curator at Ikon, for a talk about Jones’ artistic practice and her current exhibition Mirror Martyr Mirror Moon.

Jones’ solo show is made in direct response to a masterpiece by Artemisia Gentileschi (1593-1654 or later), Self Portrait as Saint Catherine of Alexandria (about 1615-17), presented at Ikon Gallery as part of  National Treasures, a key strand of the programme celebrating the National Gallery’s Bicentenary, NG200.

The exhibition is supported by The Ampersand FoundationCulture Ireland, Arts Council of Ireland and The Finnis Scott Foundation. It is presented as part of Ikon’s 60th anniversary year.

About the artist

Jesse Jones is a Dublin-based artist. Her practice crosses film, performance and installation. Often working through collaborative structures, she explores how historical instances of communal culture may hold resonance in our current social and political experiences. Jones’ practice is multi-platform, working in film installation, performance and sculpture.

Recent solo exhibitions include Talbot Rice Gallery Edinburgh, Project Arts Centre, ICA Singapore and an upcoming solo presentation at Guggenheim Bilbao. Future projects include a five-year commission for kunsthalle Gent and The Magdalen project at Rua Red. Jones’ teaching practice runs parallel to her work as an artist and is based on Sherkin Island, Cork as a lecturer for TU Dublin School of Creative Arts.

Event Date

Friday 7 June 2024
5.30pm6.30pm

Event Details

Free entry, booking essential

Events Room, First Floor

Please consider making a donation when booking

Information on Ikon Gallery’s accessibility is available here

For additional access enquiries please contact education@ikon-gallery.org

A British Sign Language interpreter can be provided. Please contact us at least 10 working days in advance of the event to request a BSL interpreter

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Ikon Gallery

1 Oozells Square, Brindleyplace, Birmingham B1 2HS

Image Credits
1. Jesse Jones. Photo by Brian Teeling. Image courtesy of the artist. 2. Lucy Mounfield. Photo by Tegen Kimbley. Image courtesy Ikon. 3. National Treasures: Artemisia in Birmingham. Jesse Jones: Mirror Martyr Mirror Moon. Ikon Gallery, installation view (2024). Image courtesy Ikon. Photo by Tom Bird. 5. National Treasures: Artemisia in Birmingham. Jesse Jones: Mirror Martyr Mirror Moon. Ikon Gallery, installation view (2024). Image courtesy Ikon. Photo by Tom Bird.
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