Jimmie Durham

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Born 1940 U.S.A. Lives and works between Germany and Italy.

Jimmie Durham has worked as a visual artist, performer, essayist, and poet for more than forty-five years. 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.

In 2017-2018, Jimmie Durham has benefited from an itinerant retrospective at Remai Modern (Saskatoon), Hammer Museum (Los Angeles), Whitney Museum of American Art and The Walker Art Center (Minneapolis).

Jimmie Durham’s work has been exhibited at Mönchehaus Museum Goslar, Migros Museum für Gegenwartskunst (Zürich), MAXXI - Museo Nazionale delle Arti del XXIsecolo (Roma), Serpentine Gallery (London), Museo della Fondazione Querini Stampalia (Venice), Neuer Berliner Kunsteverein, Parasol unit foundation for contemporary art (London), MARCO - Museo de Arte Contemporánea de Vigo, M HKA - Museum of Contemporary Art Antwerp, Musée d’art moderne de la Ville de Paris, MCA - The Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, Gemeentemuseum Den Haag (The Hague), MIT Liste Visual Arts Center (Cambridge), Centre Georges-Pompidou (Paris), SMAK - Stedelijk Museum voor Actuele Kunst Gent, Reykjavík Art Museum.

His work is part of prestigious collections as MoMA - Museum of Modern Art (New York), SMAK - Stedelijk Museum voor Actuele Kunst Gent, Whitney Museum of American Art (New York), Hammer Museum (Loas Angeles), Denver Art Museum, Fondazione Morra Greco (Naples), Franco Soffiantino Contemporary Art Production (Milan), Hoche Partners (Luxembourg), Ministry of Culture (Lisbon), Johan Morace and Tom Kennedy (Los Angeles), M HKA - Museum of Contemporary Art Antwerp, Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego and among other.

Selected press



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Beaux-Arts

Jimmie Durham

March 2018

Mouvement

Jimmie Durham

March 2018

The Brooklyn Rail

Jimmie Durham

February 2018

Hyperallergic

Jimmie Durham

December 2017

The Art Newspaper

Jimmie Durham

November 2017

The New York Times

Jimmie Durham

October 2017

Presse Portal

Jimmie Durham

July 2017

Contemporary Art Daily

Jimmie Durham

May 2017

The Brooklyn Rail

Jimmie Durham

May 2017

Artforum

Jimmie Durham

May 2017

Art in America

Jimmie Durham

April 2017

Sky Arte

Jimmie Durham

April 2017

New York Times

Jimmie Durham

March 2017

DAMn°61

Jimmie Durham

March 2017

The Guardian

Jimmie Durham

February 2017

Los Angeles Times

Jimmie Durham

February 2017

W Magazine

Jimmie Durham

January 2017

Blouin Artinfo

Jimmie Durham

July 2016

Artforum

Jimmie Durham Wins 2016 Goslar Kaiserring

January 2016

Contemporary Art Daily

Jimmie Durham

November 2015

THE ARTS DESK

Jimmie Durham

October 2015

Mousse

Jimmie Durham

October 2015

Art Review

Jimmie Durham

October 2015

frieze

In the company of flesh & blood

June 2014

mousse magazine

Is this interesting?

February 2014

Art Agenda

Jimmie Durham's 'Works of Science and Yellowness'

November 2013

La Libre Belgique

Un nouvel espace galerie pour Jimmie Durham

October 2013

PARKETT

Jimmie Durham: The Great Stoneface

June 2013

PARKETT

Jimmy Durham: Study It Lightly

June 2013

PARKETT

Jimmie Durham: The negation of negation

June 2013

FRIEZE

FRIEZE : Jimmie Durham, Various elements

October 2012

MetropolisM

Jimmie Durham - Een Portret in Drie Werken

June 2012

Le Quotidien de l'Art

Jimmie Durham fait d'une pierre deux coups

June 2012

Art Actuel

La Documenta (13) selon Carolyn Christov-Bakargiev

May 2012

Spike

There is no there there

May 2012

Bomb

Jimmie Durham

December 2011

Artpress

Une ballade avec Jimmie Durham

April 2009

Art 21

Distant Drums

February 2009

Art Forum

Jimmie Durham

January 2009

Publications



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Jimmie Durham

Jimmie Durham

May 2017
Publisher: Phaidon
ISBN 9780714874012
Jimmie Durham

Jimmie Durham: At the center of the world

January 2017
Publisher: Prestel
ISBN 978-3-7913-5568-9
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Sound and Silliness

March 2016
Publisher: MAXXI ; Nero
ISBN 978-88-97503-77-4
Jimmie Durham

Jimmie Durham : Venice, work and tourism

May 2015
Publisher: Mousse Publishing
ISBN 978-88-6749-134-6

Talking Art 1, Art Monthly interviews with artists since 1976

January 2013
Publisher: Patricia Bickers and Andrew Wilson
ISBN 978-1954644562

A Matter of Life and Death and Singing

November 2012
Publisher: Anders Kreuger32 €

Amoxohtli, Libro de carretera, A road book

November 2011

ISBN 978-3-86560-920-5

Rejected Stones

November 2009

Écrits et manifestes. Jimmie Durham

January 2009
Publisher: Beaux-arts de Paris les éditions20 €
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