Jesus. Es geht um die Wurst [Jesus. It's about the Sausage]
Sculpture, 152 x 40 x 113 cm.
Materials: Wood, iron, steel, ink, paper, acrylic, mud, glue
Collection: Collection M HKA, Antwerp (Inv. no. BK006156).
A sculpture of a human figure, sitting on a stretcher, is partly covered with a crust of manure, mud and blood. His face has a joyful expression which gets disturbed by his metal eye. At the moment that we might assume that this figure is dead, he springs to life: we see his bright red penis (as if just circumcised; Es geht um die Wurst! - literally: it’s about the sausage!, or still: it’s about the essence!) and he shows us a photo of a mummified dog. This artwork is part of the installation that Durham made especially for Documenta IX.
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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 - Pierres r...
30 January 2009 - 12 April 2009.
This exhibition was a retrospective of Jimmie Durham's (European) work after 1994. The title was taken from the expression "stone rejected b
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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
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