Jesse Darling at Sultana

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Artist: Jesse Darling

Exhibition title: Armes Blanches ( History is Other People)

Venue: Sultana, Paris, France

Date: February 24 – April 22, 2017

Photography: © Aurélien Mole, all images copyright and courtesy of the artist and Sultana, Paris

Jesse Darling is an artist based in London and Berlin. In an ongoing project to denaturalize the theological ecosystem of capitalist modernity as “an arbitrary, violent fairytale,” JD’s work and research considers the social, physical and narrative body as a site where architectural, [bio]political and social structures manifest and become transformed. Jesse Darling works in sculpture, installation, text, sound and ‘dasein by design’. Their work has been published and exhibited internationally.

Recent projects include ‘Atrophilia’ (with Phoebe Collings-James) at Company in New York, USA; a solo presentation ‘The Great Near’ at Arcadia_Missa, London, UK; ‘Let Them Eat Cake/May One Without Hunger Lift the First Knife’ in collaboration with Raju Rage at Block Universe Festival, UK (2016), and NTGNE, a sound performance for Serpentine Park Nights, London, UK, in 2015. Darling’s published texts include The Best British Poetry 2015 (Salt Press); Mass Effect: Art and the Internet in the 21st Century (MIT Press, 2015) and Art After the Internet (Cornerhouse Books, 2014). Upcoming projects include a new book published with Capricious, New York, USA, and ‘Mene Mene Tekel Parsin’, a curated show at Wysing Arts Centre on text and (il)legibility in art practice. Darling’s solo presentation, ‘Armes Blanches’, open at Sultana, Paris, France, on 25 February.

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Jesse Darling, Armes Blanches ( History is Other People), installation view, 2017

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Jesse Darling, Litte 1s (walking) 3 sculptures, 2017, Pigment, cast jesmonite, 14 x 9 x 5 cm

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Jesse Darling, Litte 1s (walking) 3 sculptures, 2017, Pigment, cast jesmonite, 14 x 9 x 5 cm

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Jesse Darling, Armes Blanches ( History is Other People), installation view, 2017

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Jesse Darling, Silicone Pantalone, 2017, Foam, cast silicon, spray paint, toilet paper, 20 x 20 x 20 cm

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Jesse Darling, The 1st Lady, 2017, Foam, cast silicon, paper, pvc, velvet ribbon, steel, used work glove, 75 x 30 x 33 cm

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Jesse Darling, Ass Priest, 2017, Welded steel, foam, cast silicon, silk ribbon, jesmonite, 195 x 55 x 53 cm

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Jesse Darling, Ass Priest, 2017, Welded steel, foam, cast silicon, silk ribbon, jesmonite, 195 x 55 x 53 cm

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Jesse Darling, Little 1s (growing) 3 sculptures, 2017, Steel, pigment, cast jesmonite, 190 x 30 x 40 cm

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Jesse Darling, Little 1s (growing) 3 sculptures, 2017, Steel, pigment, cast jesmonite, 190 x 30 x 40 cm

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Jesse Darling, Uh Oh She’s a Tourist, 2017, Welded steel, cast silicon, silk ribbon, 87 x 85 x 40 cm

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Jesse Darling, Armes Blanches ( History is Other People), installation view, 2017

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Jesse Darling, Armes Blanches ( History is Other People), installation view, 2017

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Jesse Darling, Watcher 3, 2017, Welded steel, paper, pvc, foam, velvet ribbon, 190 x 125 x 80 cm

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Jesse Darling, Watcher 3, 2017, Welded steel, paper, pvc, foam, velvet ribbon, 190 x 125 x 80 cm

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Jesse Darling, Slump Priest, 2017, Steel, paper, pvc, latex glove, clay, foam, jesmonite, aluminium, 190 x 120 x 190 cm

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Jesse Darling, Slump Priest, 2017, Steel, paper, pvc, latex glove, clay, foam, jesmonite, aluminium, 190 x 120 x 190 cm

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Jesse Darling, planes (10 sculptures), 2017, rolled steel, aluminium, 31 x 15 x 5 cm

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