Jimmie Durham: The Conversation
Jimmie Durham: At the Center of the World provides a much-anticipated opportunity for audiences to gain a deeper understanding of, or perhaps encounter for the first time, the richly rewarding work of this complex, absorbing and peripatetic artist. The exhibition has also sparked a critical conversation on Durham’s work and identity, with multiple perspectives on what’s at stake from artists, curators and activists. These resources offer a primer on the discussion, which continues to evolve.
Beyond Jimmie Durham: Contemporary Native American Art and Identity
Panel Discussion at the Whitney Museum of American Art with Jeffrey Gibson, Ashley Holland, Betsy Theobald Richards and Jolene Rickard, moderated by Kathleen Ash-Milby.
Native American Artists as Agents of Social Change
Talk by Shanna Ketchum-Heap of Birds at the Walker Art Center
Interrogate, Complicate, Implicate: The Work of Jimmie Durham
Curator Anne Ellegood in dialogue with artists Abraham Cruzvillegas and Jeffrey Gibson
How Can Contemporary Art Be More Inclusive of Native Voices?
Skype conversation facilitated by the Walker Arts Center, with Kathleen Ash-Milby, Jeffrey Gibson, Luzene Hill, Dyani White Hawk and Candessa Tehee
“Silly Crimes of the Academicians,” Jimmie Durham, the Walker Art Center online
“The Most American Thing Ever Is in Fact American Indians,” Paul Chaat Smith, the Walker Art Center online
“Curator Anne Ellegood on Understanding the Complexities of Jimmie Durham’s Native Identity,” Anne Ellegood, artnet news
“Does It Matter If Jimmie Durham, Noted Cherokee Artist, Is Not Actually Cherokee?” Michael Slenske, Vulture
“Why It Matters That Jimmie Durham Is Not a Cherokee” America Meredith, artnet news
“Dear Unsuspecting Public, Jimmie Durham Is a Trickster” ICMN Guest Editorial, Indian Country Today
“Coming Face to Face with Jimmie Durham” Holland Cotter, The New York Times