Jesse Darling — The Ballad of Saint Jerome (Sep 2018)

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Dates & Time:
22nd September 2018 to 24th February 2019
10 AM to 6 PM (Mon-Sun); Last entry 1 hour before closing
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Free. See tate.org.uk

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Jesse Darling will be using sculptures, drawings and objects to re-visit the famous story of Saint Jerome and the lion.

According to legend Jerome came face-to-face with a ferocious lion, but instead of recoiling in fear he saw that the lion was actually badly injured by a thorn in its paw. The lion was soon tamed and became Jerome's lifelong companion.

Renaissance artists saw the story as being about Jerome's superior knowledge and his taming of nature. But for Darling it's more about healing, and raises awkward questions about control, captivity and the subjugation of others.

The Ballad of Saint Jerome includes made from everyday objects like mobility canes and loft ladders, that take on the appearance of both wounded and liberated shapes. And by creating sculptures from the cabinets that are usually used to house them, Darling questions how we perceive objects, and how their meaning is assigned by the authority of institutions.

 

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