Antwerp - M HKA - Jimmie Durham: A Matter of Life and Death and Singing - Opening 23 June 201215/05/2012
Jimmie Durham: A Matter of Life and Death and Singing
24 May - 18 November 2012
Opening on Thursday 23 May 2012
In spring 2012 the M HKA will be presenting a major retrospective of the work of Jimmie Durham. This artist, born in US, settled permanently in Europe in 1994 after a turbulent period in which he alternated his artistic activities with a life as an activist for the American Native Indian movement. His work is both profound and accessible, political and personal, both 'of the moment' and outside of all current trends. He raises incisive questions about our existence and has had a substantial influence on several generations of artists, curators, theorists and art lovers all over the world. The M HKA is showing the most complete survey ever of his work. This exhibition looks exhaustively at his activities as an activist, essayist, poet, performance artist and sculptor and devotes plenty of attention to work from the sixties and documentary material, neither of which has ever been seen in Europe before. After the M HKA, the show will go on to several venues in Europe and then to Mexico.
More information: www.muhka.be
Image: Jimmie Durham, Jesus. Es geht um die Wurst, 1992 Collection M HKA photo Jochen Verghote