Sculpture, 46 x 65 x 11 cm.
Materials: Wood, stone, papier maché, glass, coal expoxy
Collection: Private Collection, Antwerp.
Un example [sic] is a piece in which stones are organized in an atypical structure, forming what looks like an architectural unit. This artwork was part of Durham’s installation at the exhibition Architexture in 1994, an ensemble of works which figured at the starting point of Jimmie Durham’s anti-architecture discourse.
“Most of nature in cities has been organized: for the un-hindered flow of different kinds of traffic and for the discipline that civilization believes is necessary. Cities are as stony, for example, as are hills and plateaux, but the stones are usually ordered into buildings, streets, curbs, monuments. They, like us, must work.” [full text here]
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29 October 1994 - 24 December 1994.
"[Architexture] was a show about architecture that I did with Galerie Micheline Szwajcer in Antwerp. I tried to make a little de-construction
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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 (