Jimmie Durham: At the Center of the World

Artist, performer, poet, essayist, and activist Jimmie Durham (b. 1940, Washington, Arkansas) is one of the most compelling, inventive, and multifaceted artists working internationally today. For American audiences, however, he has been an elusive figure.
, 'Self Portrait,' 1986, Hammer Museum

Jimmie Durham

Self Portrait, 1986

Hammer Museum

, 'Choose Any Three,' 1989, Hammer Museum

Jimmie Durham

Choose Any Three, 1989

Hammer Museum

, 'Anti-Brancussi,' 2005, Hammer Museum

Jimmie Durham

Anti-Brancussi, 2005

Hammer Museum

, 'Self-Portrait Pretending to Be Maria Thereza Alves,' 1995-2006, Hammer Museum

Jimmie Durham

Self-Portrait Pretending to Be Maria Thereza Alves, 1995-2006

Hammer Museum

, 'Cortez,' 1991-1992, Hammer Museum

Jimmie Durham

Cortez, 1991-1992

Hammer Museum

, ' Zeke Proctor’s Letter,' 1989, Hammer Museum

Jimmie Durham

Zeke Proctor’s Letter, 1989

Hammer Museum