History is What Hurts: The Politics of Debility in Jesse Darling’s Work
Join Dr. Giulia Smith for a talk that delves into the political and ecological implications of Jesse Darling’s distinctive aesthetic of debility, on the occasion of Darling’s major exhibition No Medals No Ribbons.
Dr. Giulia Smith is a Leverhulme Early Career Research Fellow at the Ruskin School of Art and Worcester College, University of Oxford. Previously she was a postdoctoral fellow at the Paul Mellon Centre for British Art (2018–2019) and the Getty Research Institute (2016–2017), having received her PhD from the History of Art Department at UCL in 2016.
Smith specialises in modern and contemporary art, with an emphasis on the legacies of empire in Britain and across the Atlantic world. Her research focuses in part on the eco-aesthetic and eco-poetic traditions of the transnational Caribbean in relation to Eurocentric, and especially British, conceptions of nature, landscape and ecology.