Jimmie Durham, ‘The Testament According to John’, 1989, Painting, Acrylic paint, graphite on canvas, Serpentine Galleries
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Jimmie Durham

The Testament According to John, 1989

Acrylic paint, graphite on canvas
36 4/5 × 67 7/10 in
93.5 × 172 cm
Location
London
Serpentine Galleries
London

Courtesy of kurimanzutto, Mexico City

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Courtesy of Luke Hayes, 2015
Jimmie Durham
American, b. 1940
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An internationally acclaimed artist, activist, and writer, Jimmie Durham draws upon his Native American heritage to create potent works that challenge and deconstruct Western hegemony. Durham, a Cherokee, was involved in the U.S. Civil Rights Movement and served as a political organizer for the American Indian Movement. His artistic practice—which encompasses sculpture, installation, drawing, video, performance, and photography—can be seen as an extension of his political activism. Through objects, images, and words, he reveals the prejudices and assumptions of a Western-centric view of the world and gives voice to alternative, non-Western modes of thought. For example, in many of his works he uses stones to crush cars, furniture, or articles of clothing, subverting the historical Western paradigm of conquering nature through civilization and technological advancement

Jimmie Durham, ‘The Testament According to John’, 1989, Painting, Acrylic paint, graphite on canvas, Serpentine Galleries
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Serpentine Galleries
London

Courtesy of kurimanzutto, Mexico City

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Courtesy of Luke Hayes, 2015
Jimmie Durham
American, b. 1940
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An internationally acclaimed artist, activist, and writer, Jimmie Durham draws upon his Native American heritage to create potent works that challenge and deconstruct Western hegemony. Durham, a Cherokee, was involved in the U.S. Civil Rights Movement and served as a political organizer for the American Indian Movement. His artistic practice—which encompasses sculpture, installation, drawing, video, performance, and photography—can be seen as an extension of his political activism. Through objects, images, and words, he reveals the prejudices and assumptions of a Western-centric view of the world and gives voice to alternative, non-Western modes of thought. For example, in many of his works he uses stones to crush cars, furniture, or articles of clothing, subverting the historical Western paradigm of conquering nature through civilization and technological advancement

Jimmie Durham

The Testament According to John, 1989

Acrylic paint, graphite on canvas
36 4/5 × 67 7/10 in
93.5 × 172 cm
Location
London
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