Monday, November 6

Jimmie Durham: At the Center of the World


"Artist and activist Jimmie Durham (b. 1940) has worked as a visual artist, performer, essayist, and poet for more than forty-five years. A political organizer for the American Indian Movement during the 1970s, he was an active participant in the downtown New York City artistic community in the 1980s. In 1987 he moved to Cuernavaca, Mexico, then to Europe in 1994, where he has lived ever since. Predominantly a sculptor, Durham often combines found objects and natural materials and incorporates text to expose Western-centric views and prejudices hidden in language, objects, and institutions. Calling himself an 'interventionist,' Durham is oftentimes critical in his analysis of society but with a distinctive wit that is simultaneously generous and humorous. Durham's expansive practice spans sculpture, drawing, collage, photography, video, and performance, and the exhibition includes approximately 120 objects dating from 1970 to the present. ..."
Whitney (Video)
NY Times: Coming Face to Face With Jimmie Durham
Jimmie Durham: At the Center of the World (Video)

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