The Works Presents returns with a new eight-part series in which John Kelly meets key figures from the worlds of film, literature, music, theatre and the visual arts.
In the latest episode of the new series, John catches up with celebrated Dublin-born visual artist Jesse Jones.
Watch The Works Presents: Jesse Jones in full here.
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Jesse Jones described the Venice Biennale as "the world biggest shop window for art and artists". This year, Jesse is representing Ireland there. In her conversation with John, she describes what is involved in preparing for this major international event. Jesse had always pushed the definitions of art; and challenges the notion that hers is conceptual art.
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Growing up in Tallaght, both of her parents influenced and nurtured her artistic potential in their highly creative household; and working in collaboration with communities and other artists is a vital element of all her work. Recent projects have included No More Fun and Games, which transformed Dublin's Hugh Lane Gallery into a cinematic experience through sound and architectural interventions, inspired by director Robert Altman's 1977 film 3 Women, and In the Shadow of the State, addressing the role of institutions of the nation state, especially the legislature and the judiciary, in controlling and regulating the female body.
Previous episodes of The Works Presents can be viewed here via RTÉ Player.