Period & Style
The exhibition JIMMIE DURHAM A Matter of Life and Death and Singing at M HKA in Antwerp featured more than 120 works from all his creative periods.
Many of his ideas and images recur in different forms at different stages of his career, so the exhibition presented 'ensembles' of works that are not always chronologically organised. M HKA's project started from Durham's relevance in Europe, which he prefers to think of as Eurasia and where he situates himself as 'a homeless orphan.' His recent work is often understood as a fundamental critique of architecture. This approach allowed to look back, with open eyes and minds, at what he actually proposed years ago. It also allowed to re-evaluate the appreciation of his work formulated in the late eighties, when the art world first started to become multipolar and culturally diverse.
A M HKA production for ARTtube
Coordination: Ghislaine Peeters & Jos Van den Bergh
Camera, editing, subtitles: Mario De Munck
Interview: Kathleen Weyts & Sofie Vermeiren
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