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. JD61).
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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13 June 1992 - 20 September 1992.
The 9th edition of Documenta was curated by Jan Hoet and had no general theme or title. Read an article about the exhibition.
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The Encyclopedic Palace
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We're happy to share a number of artworks which will be on display in our new collection space as of 27 April 2017.
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Jimmie Durham 1980 - 1993
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JIMMIE DURHAM ENSEMBLE
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