Skip to main content
Loading Events

« All Events

  • This event has passed.

Jesse Darling @ Tate Britain

22 September 2018 - 24 February 2019

In The Ballad of Saint Jerome, Jesse Darling populates the gallery with works made from everyday objects and materials. These take on the appearance of both wounded and liberated shapes. Contorted mobility canes become animated snakes. Cabinets of curiosity try to walk away on their bent legs, and disembodied hands hold aloft ladders intended for caged birds. Figures such as Icarus and Batman undergo a tragi-comic makeover, scrutinised from unexpected angles to reveal their frailty and the need for care and healing. Creating sculptures from the cabinets that are used to exhibit artworks, Darling subverts the conventions of museum display. Their approach questions how we perceive objects, and how meaning and value are assigned through the authority of institutions.


22 September 2018
24 February 2019
Event Category:


Tate Britain