Jimmie Durham (1940-2021):
Lectures in Memory of His Practice.
Wapatah Centre would like to join the community in remembering and celebrating Jimmie Durham. A prominent visual artist, performer, essayist, and poet, Durham called himself an “interventionist,” critical in his analysis of society but with a distinctive wit that was simultaneously generous and humorous. Durham’s extensive artistic practice spanned sculpture, drawing, collage, photography, video, and performance, showing a remarkable commitment to shedding light on the complexities of historical narratives, notions of authenticity, and the borders and boundaries that try to contain us.
“Durham does not create art for objectivity; he creates it to encourage and cultivate a self-aware subjectivity whereby one is compelled to assert and determine their own sovereignty. This urgent call to action is my principal take-away from Durham…”
— Gerald McMaster
Learn more about the Jimmie Durham’s artistic legacy through these publicly available lectures:
Gerald McMaster’s Lecture at Remai Modern | Jimmie Durham at the Center of the World
Richard Hill’s Lecture at Remai Modern | The Malice and Benevolence of Inanimate Objects: Jimmie Durham’s Anti-Architecture Works