Artist's Talk: Jesse Jones

29 Nov 2018

Regular hours

12:00 – 17:00

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£5, £3 concessions
Free for Spike Associates

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Dublin-based artist Jesse Jones represented Ireland at the 57th Venice Biennale. Here she discusses her recent projects: NO MORE FUN AND GAMES, a feminist parasite institute at the Hugh Lane Gallery, and Tremble Tremble the work she presented at the Irish Pavilion for Venice in 2017.


Jesse Jones exhibited at Spike Island in 2012: The Struggle Against Ourselves.

Jesse Jones

Jesse Jones is a Dublin-based artist. Her practice crosses the media of 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. Her recent work proposes a re-imagining of the relationship between the Law and the body through speculative feminism. 

Using a form of expanded cinema she explores magical counter-narratives to the State drawn from suppressed archetypes and myth. She represented Ireland at the Venice Biennale 2017. Other recent exhibitions and projects prior to representing Ireland at the Venice Biennale in 2017, include the major new work In the Shadow of the State, with Sarah Browne, commissioned by Artangel (UK) and Create with funding support from Ireland 2016. Upcoming solo exhibitions include: Talbot Rice Gallery Edinburgh and Guggenheim Bilbao. 

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