↑ « Armes Blanches », installation view, Sultana, 2017
↑ « Ass Priest », 2017, welded steel, foam, cast silicon, silk ribbon, jesmonite/acier soudé, mousse, silicone moulé, ruban en soie, résine jesmonite, 195 x 55 x 53 cm
↑ « Armes Blanches », installation view, Sultana, 2017
↑ « Little 1’s (Walking)», 2017 pigmenta and cast jesmonite/pigments et résine jesmonite moulée , 14 x 9 x 5 cm
↑ «  Little 1s (growing) » , «  The Watcher (3) » , «  The Watcher (2) » , «  Uh Oh She’s a Tourist » , «  The Watcher (1) » , «  Silicone Pantalone » , «  Ass Priest » , «  Little 1s (growing) » , installation view, Sultana, 2017
↑ «  Armes Blanches » , installation view, Sultana, 2017
↑ «  Slump Priest » , 2017, Steel, paper, pvc, latex glove, clay, foam, jesmonite, aluminium/acier, papier, pvc, gant en latex, argile, mousse, résine jesmonite, aluminium, 190 x 120 x 190 cm
↑ « The Great Near », installation view, Arcadia Missa, London, 2016
↑ « The Great Near », installation view, Arcadia Missa, London, 2016
↑ « The Great Near », installation view, Arcadia Missa, London, 2016
↑ « The Great Near », installation view, Arcadia Missa, London, 2016
↑ Installation view, Arcadia Missa, Frieze art fair, London, 2016
↑ Installation view, Arcadia Missa, Frieze art fair, London, 2016
↑ « ATROPHILIA » with Phoebe Collings-James, installation view, Company, New York, 2016
↑ « ATROPHILIA » with Phoebe Collings-James, installation view, Company, New York, 2016
↑ L-R : «Bucephalus/Comanche (War Horse) » , 2016, Styrofoam, plastic, feathers, aluminum, steel, cotton, 149.86 x 27.94 x 45.72 cm & « Border Sphinx 1 (boundary boy) », « Border Sphinx 2 (boundary boy) », 2016 Polystyrene, paster, silicon, plastic, cotton, tape, steel, 144.78 x 33.02 x 55.88 cm
↑ L-R : « Votive », 2016, Steel, wax, gauze, electric candle, 101.6 x 30.48 x 25.4 cm & « Liberty Torch 2 (Ace of Wands Series) », 2016, Jesmonite, pigment, plastic, brass, styrofoam, 35.56 x 15.24 x 25.4 cm
↑ « No Ordinary Love », installation view, Galerie Sultana, Paris, 2016
↑ « No Ordinary Love », installation view, Galerie Sultana, Paris, 2016
↑ « Material Girls and Their Muses », installation view, Marcelle Joseph Projects, London, 2014
↑ L-R : « The Veterans », 2014, Steel, plastic, textile 240 x 60 x 85 cm & « Masc Irade », 2014, Steel, plastic, pram wheels, bungee cord 180 x 132 x 90 cm
↑ « Talkin 2 Ur Dick », Brand New Gallery, Milan, 2015
↑ « Lil Bitch » , Brand New Gallery, Milan, 2015
GALLERY SHOWS:

No Ordinary Love
23 Jun 2016 — 9 Sep 2016

Armes Blanches
24 Feb 2017 — 22 Apr 2017

Condo New York
29 Jun 2017 — 28 Jul 2017

FAIRS:

Frieze. London, UK
4 Oct 2017 — 8 Oct 2017

Paris Internationale. Paris, France
18 Oct 2017 — 22 Oct 2017

BIO:

Jesse Darling is an artist working in sculpture, installation, video, drawing, text, sound and performance. Their work is broadly concerned with what it means to be a body in the world, though what that means is both politically charged and culturally determined. Their practice draws on their own experience as well as the narratives of history and counterhistory. To be a body is to be inherently vulnerable, which extends to the “mortal” quality of empires and ideas as a form of precarious optimism - nothing and no-one is too big to fail, and this for JD is the starting point for a practice in which fallibility and fungibility are acknowledged as fundamental qualities in living beings, societies and technologies. Imagining the ‘high church of the modern’ as a moveable or precarious tabernacle, JD’s works and writing feature an array of free-floating consumer goods, liturgical devices, construction materials, fictional characters and mythical symbols detached from the architectures, hierarchies and taxonomies in which they have their place.

JD has received commissions from MoMA Warsaw, The Serpentine Gallery and Volksbuhne Berlin among others; recent projects include solo exhibitions Armes Blanches: History is Other People at Galerie Sultana in Paris (2017) and The Great Near at Arcadia Missa, London, as well as duo exhibition Atrophilia with Phoebe Collings-James at Company Gallery, New York (both 2016).
Other projects include the curation of exhibition Mene Mene Tekel Pars…

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RELATED NEWS:

Group Show. Beirut Arts Center. Beirut, Lebanon.
(sharjahart.org)
19 Oct 2017 — 30 Nov 2017

Group Show. Longside Gallery/ Yorkshire Sculpture Park. Wakefield, UK.
(ysp.co.uk)
15 Jul 2017 — 29 Oct 2017

PRESS:

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