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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.

 

WATCH:

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


LISTEN:

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

 

 

READ: 

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