A Dead Deer
Sculpture, 120 x 72 x 14.4 cm.
Materials: skull, bone, wood, paint, string, plastic
Collection: Collection M HKA, Antwerp / Collection Flemish Community (Inv. no. BK7720_M469).
The characters in Ovid’s Metamorphoses change easily their appearance: from human to animal, from human to tree - the border between the two different beings is often unclear. Jimmie Durham uses these elements in works as A Dead Deer. A deer skull is painted with bright colours and attached on a thick branch as if it was the animal’s body; two real deer-legs are attached to the middle of the branch. These ‘dead’ materials form altogether a tree-deer or a deer-tree that does not really look dead, but instead seems to be dancing for us.
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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
Jimmie Durham - The Bisho...
01 November 1989 - 02 December 1989.
Solo exhibition at Exit Art, New York, curated by Jeanette Ingberman.
28 April 2017 - 05 April 2020.
For the first time, the M HKA will be able to present a permanent collection exhibition with iconic masterpieces from Flemish and internation
25 May 2013 - 20 October 2013.
The exhibiton Le Pont aims to give visibility to artists from both sides of the Mediterranean Sea and beyond. At the same time, this show wor
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Animal Skulls and Other F...
“On a long walk around the area of my studio I found a dead, desiccated crow. I walked on, and then after a while turned back. Along the way
NU TE ZIEN
The M HKA collection is built around three approaches to art: image, action and society. While generally works cannot be classified exclusive
JIMMIE DURHAM ENSEMBLE
This ensemble and digital application is an outcome of M HKA’s extensive long-term research in the oeuvre of Jimmie Durham and starts with an
Jimmie Durham 1980 - 1993
In the period between 1973 and 1979 Jimmie Durham was full-time involved with the American Indian Movement and did not make art. He was the d