Literally meaning ‘punctured’ in French, the title evokes an intimate and general feeling of exhaustion and introduces a reflection on failing structures of power and knowledge. The works in the exhibition, some of which newly produced, attempt to visualise the precariousness of architectural, cultural, and corporeal bodies as a form of wounded optimism, where nothing is too big to fail.
Jesse Darling lives and works in Berlin and London and has received commissions from the Volksbühne, Berlin, MoMA Warsaw and The Serpentine Gallery, London amongst others. They recently presented their first institutional solo exhibition in the U.K Art Now: Jesse Darling: The Ballad of Saint Jerome at Tate Britain. Jesse Darling’s work has been previously exhibited in France with a solo exhibition at Galerie Sultana, Paris (2017), and in 2018 the occasion of À Cris Ouvert, 6th edition of Les Ateliers de Rennes - contemporary art biennale, curated by Céline Kopp and Étienne Bernard.