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Artemisia Gentileschi's 'Self Portrait as Saint Catherine of Alexandria'

At the Ikon Gallery, Birmingham

From 10 May 2024

Ikon Gallery

Ikon is an internationally acclaimed contemporary art venue located in Birmingham. Housed in a magnificent neo-gothic school building, it is an educational charity for the promotion of visual art of international significance, playing a key role in the cultural life of the region.

Education is at the heart of Ikon’s activities. Their education team builds meaningful relationships with Ikon’s audiences that enables visitors to engage with, discuss and reflect on contemporary art.

Artemisia Gentileschi, 'Self Portrait as Saint Catherine of Alexandria'

Ikon have commissioned Dublin-based contemporary artist Jesse Jones to make new work in response to Artemisia’s self portrait.

Jones’s exhibition includes sound elements and moving images to create a cinematic space, while she also collaborates with Dublin-based dance company Junk Ensemble on performance tableaux that mirror Artemisia’s compositions.

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