Image: Jimmie Durham, Cortez, 1991-92. Fiberglass and resin, PVC, metal car parts, leather, glass, acrylic paint, rebar, sheet metal, pulleys, handles. 88 ½ × 57 × 20 ½ in. (225 × 145 × 52 cm). Stedelijk Museum voor Actuele Kunst (SMAK), Ghent, Belgium. Image ©S.M.A.K. / Dirk Pauwels
Interrogate, Complicate, Implicate: The Work of Jimmie Durham
Throughout his 45-year career, Jimmie Durham has resisted hierarchies, systems of categorization, and monumentality in a practice that embraces materiality, humor, and the play of language.
Exhibition curator Anne Ellegood provides an overview of Durham’s work, its distinct position within art history, and vital perspective on colonization, statehood, and the politics of representation. Abraham Cruzvillegas and Jeffrey Gibson—artists and friends of Durham—then join Ellegood to discuss Durham’s work and influence.