A Stone Rejected by the Builder (2)
Sculpture, 26 x 48 x 20 cm, 75 x 59 x 28 cm.
Materials: Stone, wood, acrylic paint
Collection: Courtesy of the artist and Wien Lukatsch, Berlin.
“It’s very poetic, isn’t it? I like it for the poetics of the idea of stones rejected by the builder. Several people have told me that it comes from the Bible, but I don’t know how it comes from the Bible. It doesn’t sound very Christian to me and I don’t know enough about the Bible to know where it might come from. But whether or not it’s from the Bible, when you say Stones Rejected by the Builder, you assume that there is a builder, which to me means an architect, and the fact that this builder can reject the stones means that the architect is hierarchically on top, he’s the boss of the city, the boss of our lives. It’s not a very nice idea to me.” [full text here]
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Elements and Material fro...
29 April 2006 - 01 July 2006.
In this exhibition Jimmie Durham showed assemblages, sculptures and objects from his studio in Grunewald in Berlin. He had been working there
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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Stone as stone
Most of nature is stone; stone is everywhere. However, presenting stones as art is something else. “Well, you have to help stones”, says Jimm
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 (