Art Now: Jesse Darling — The Ballad of Saint Jerome, Tate Britain
Jesse Darling in conversation with Reverend Dr Christina Beardsley
"My real obsession, though, is not the man itself so much as his legend: the story of Saint Jerome and the lion. To me, this is a love story, but also a story about sovereignty, captivity, the domestication of otherness. It's ambiguous and ambivalent. I wonder when the lion showed up in the story, and why."
Installation views: Art Now: Jesse Darling: The Ballad of Saint Jerome 2018 © Jesse Darling. Courtesy the artist and Arcadia Missa. © Tate Photography (Matt Greenwood)