Jimmie Durham

Artist, poet and political activist Jimmie Durham (USA, 1940) is known for his lyrical, at times Duchampian, ironic and ethical art. Jimmie Durham is a man whose talent is boundless, extending to the most diverse idioms, from drawing to writing, from unexpected assemblages to complex sculptures, from performance to video and architecture through to the thematic nucleus focussing on the narrative of a nation and on the links between political power and religious beliefs.

Durham was a resident of Cultural Documents’ programme from 2012 to 2014, making works which were subsequently developed and presented at exhibitions with Fondazione Morra Greco in Naples and at MACRO Roma and acquired for the Collezione Angela e Tonino Buono, Venafro.


Angelo and Jimmie felling the noci (walnut) in Filignano 2012 © Cultural Documents

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