Jimmie Durham: Report From East Atlantic

Jimmie Durham: Report From East Atlantic

Jimmie Durham: Report From East Atlantic

Internationally known in the 1980s for the colorful, pseudo-ethnographic objects and installations in which he wittily attacked Western colonizing tendencies, Jimmie Durham's more recent work has been underrepresented. Since the artist settled in Europe in 1994, he has been producing startling bricolages, objects and installations, a retrospective of which will be exhibited over the course of this year. This richly illustrated monograph forms a logbook of Durham's production since that trans-Atlantic move.

About the Author
Jimmie Durham was born in 1940 in Arkansas. A member of the Cherokee Nation, he was brought up in a family of carvers and political activists. Durham spent the late 60s performing, writing and editing poetry in Houston, Texas, and in the 70s his work for the American Indian Movement led to the drafting of the International Declaration of the Rights of Indigenous Peoples. As part of a first generation of contemporary First Nations artists working in elite high-art contexts, Durham's contribution has been compounded by his activities and lucidity as a writer, editor and critic. Durham currently lives and works in Europe.

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