Garçon, Garou, Gargouille
Sculpture, 150 x 400 cm.
Materials: papier maché, pvc pipe, leather
Collection: Collection FRAC Pays de la Loire, Carquefou.
The face of a boy in papier-mâché comes out of a PVC tube. The title of the artwork seems to justify its elements, creating a series of associations: the garçon (boy); the garou (werewolf, an intermediary being capable of transforming itself); and finally the gargouille (gargoyle), an architectural element designed to drain rainwater running down from the side of a building, usually seen in cathedrals in the form of scary creatures.
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29 October 1994 - 24 December 1994.
"[Architexture] was a show about architecture that I did with Galerie Micheline Szwajcer in Antwerp. I tried to make a little de-construction
Jimmie Durham – A Matter ...
25 May 2012 - 18 November 2012.
In the spring of 2012, the M HKA brought a major retrospective of the work of Jimmie Durham. The US-born artist settled permanently in Europe
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Against Architecture, Aga...
“Architecture makes you believe that it is the city when in fact our intellectuality and our desire for freedom is the city. Architecture say
Jimmie Durham 1994 - 2012
Jimmie Durham moved to Europe in 1994 and has lived ever since in Brussels, Lisbon, Marseille, Rome and Berlin, where he is presently based (
"I love plastic of any kind; I like the shape of pipes, tubes... This plastic tube, I like it very much in the artistic sense, in the art-wor