The Pursuit of Happiness
Materials: 35 mm, dvd
Collection: Courtesy of the artist and Zerynthia, Rome.
A young man collects garbage from the ground in what looks like an American highway. Next, we see the same garbage pieces assembled on collages hanging on the walls of a gallery during a vernissage. The young man collects two big chunks of money from the gallerist, burns up his trailer and boards on a plane to France.
The Pursuit of Happiness is listed as one of three "unalienable rights" in the U.S. Declaration of Independence, together with “life” and “liberty”.
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Jimmie Durham - Pierres r...
30 January 2009 - 12 April 2009.
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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
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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 (
Performance, Video and Se...
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