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Jesse Jones Will Resurrect Witches in Venice

3 weeks ago

 

The artist Jesse Jones takes over the Irish Pavilion at this 57th Venice Biennale, with a brand new, and incredibly interesting political project that has its main focus on the feminist archetypes.

The exhibition designed for the Pavilion derives its title from the Italian Wages for Housework movement, which reads: “Tremate tremate, le streghe son tornate! (tremble, tremble, the witches have returned!).”

Jones’s works, will feature not only an installation, but also film, photography, and performance, and taking inspiration by the spreading social movement in Ireland which promulgate a huge change in the difficult relationship between church and State.

“Tremble, Tremble” will display an intriguing artwork entitled “In Utera Gigantae” that proclaims the return of the witches seen as subjects able to invert reality and to proclaim a new law.

For this show the artist is collaborating with Olwen Fouéré, and Susan Stenger, while Tessa Giblin will be the head of the curatorial project.

Giulia Capaccioli

  • Jesse Jones, Tremble Tremble, 2017, ph credits Ros Kavanagh Jesse Jones, Tremble Tremble, 2017, ph credits Ros Kavanagh