Jimmie Durham: At the Center of the World is the first US retrospective of the work of one of the most compelling and multifaceted artists working internationally today. A visual artist, performer, poet, essayist, and activist, Durham has for more than 45 years explored the potential of art to question ingrained cultural belief systems. He has consistently made work that examines the notion of citizenship, the interface between art and activism, and the role of art and artists in society. Durham’s expansive practice spans sculpture, drawing, collage, photography, video, performance, and poetry and is noteworthy for its use of language and distinctive wit.
International Archives 1st half of 2017
Exhibition June 22 October 8, 2017. Walker Art Center, 725 Vineland Place -
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Jimmie Durham, Choose Any Three, 1989. Carved ash, magnolia, pine, metal, glass, acrylic paint, 99 1/4 × 49 1/4 × 48 inches. Hammer Museum, Los Angeles. Purchased with partial funds provided by Susan Bay Nimoy and Leonard Nimoy. Image courtesy of kurimanzutto, Mexico City.
Featuring nearly 150 works dating from 1970 to the present, At the Center of the World provides a much-
Jimmie Durham: At the Center of the World is organized by the Hammer Museum, Los Angeles. The exhibition was curated by Anne Ellegood, senior curator, with MacKenzie Stevens, curatorial assistant. Following the Hammer Museum and the Walker Art Center, the exhibition will travel to the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York and Remai Modern in Saskatoon, Canada.
The presentation at the Walker Art Center is coordinated by curator Vincenzo de Bellis with Misa Jeffereis.