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.
This exhibition was a retrospective of Jimmie Durham's (European) work after 1994. The title was taken from the expression "stone rejected b
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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Performance, Video and Se...
"In general, there’s not much place for performance now. It looks like the sixties too much, it feels like the sixties did, it feels like it’
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 (