Treff [Encounter]

Jimmie Durham


Sculpture, 215 x 205 x 107 cm.
Materials: Wood, iron, acrylic paint

Collection: Collection M HKA, Antwerp / donation of the artist (2004) (Inv. no. S0307).

The work *Treff* ('Meeting') was part of the ensemble [*An Approach in Love and Fear*]( (Documenta IX, Kassel, Germany, 1992). In that ensemble, Durham showed elements from various historical periods that enter in a dialogue with each other, that meet each other. This artwork, a drawing on a cardboard bearing the word 'Treff' is attached to a sculpture by means of two visible screws. Durham calls into question our fixed values regarding a painting: What does 'finished' mean? How's the work to be hung? What's a frame? Which is the size of the painting within the frame?

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