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Artist Talk with Jesse Darling

Monday, November 15, 2021, at 5:30 pm (Zurich time)

Hybrid event

Zurich University of the Arts ZHdK Toni-Areal, Viaduktraum 2.A05, Floor 2 Pfingstweidstrasse 96, Zurich and online (zoom)

Jesse Darling is an artist working in sculpture, installation, video, drawing, text, sound and performance. They live and work in Berlin. Jesse Darling has received commissions from MoMA Warsaw, The Serpentine Gallery and Volksbuhne Berlin among others. 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. Jesse Darling’s recent projects include: Crip Time, group show at MMK Frankfurt (2021), Gravity Road, solo show at Kunstverein Freiburg (2020), 58th Venice Biennale (2019), Crevé, solo show at Triangle France, Marseille (2019), The Ballad of Saint Jerome, solo show for Art Now at Tate Britain, London (2018) and Support Level, solo show at Chapter New York (2018). Further information on

Jesse Darling, The Road Extinct (municipal fragment), 2020. Steel, sand, sackcloth, work glove, conifer, paint, plexiglass vitrine. 210x 100 x 180 cm. Photography: Tim Bowditch. Courtesy the Artist and Arcadia Missa, London.

Image description: a short curved section of rollercoaster track stands on spindly legs in a self conscious simulacrum of sandy ground in a scratched & vandalised vitrine bigger than a big man. Through a hole in the plexi a thin curvature of steel protrudes like an arm & at the end of this arm is a glove with palm faced upward. In the hand is a very small tree. [@jessedarling, March 1,2021]

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