Visiting Artist's Talk — Jesse Jones

For this week's Visiting Artist's Talk (VAT), we welcome Dublin-based artist Jesse Jones.

Often working through collaborative structures, Jesse Jones explores how historical instances of communal culture may resonate with our current social and political experiences.

Jones’ practice is multi-platform, working in film installation, performance and sculpture. She represented Ireland at the Venice Biennale in 2017 with the project ‘Tremble Tremble’, a title inspired by the 1970s Italian wages for housework movement, during which women chanted “Tremate, tremate, le streghe sono tornate! [Tremble, tremble, the witches have returned!]”.

She is currently the inaugural Artist in Residence for the King’s Inns Society of Ireland, where she is researching the relationship between law, testimony and performance. Recent projects include a solo exhibition at Guggenheim Bilbao (2019–20) and a five-year commission for Kunsthal Gent entitled ‘Syllabus’.

The Visiting Artists' Talks (VAT) series for 2020/21 will welcome eighteen guests across two semesters to join us live via Teams every Monday afternoon during teaching weeks.

Each session brings an arts professional to talk with us (as a community) about what they do and why, and to chat with the student body honestly about their career journey and interests.

All of our talks are compulsory for our Fine Art students but open to anyone else who would like to join us.

For a link to this event, please email Nick Thurston by 1pm on 5 October.


Installation shot: Syllabus (2020), Kunsthal Gent