JIMMIE DURHAM

JIMMIE DURHAM

Cherokee, born in Arkansas, 1940. Visual artist, sculptor, but also essayist and poet. In the 70s he was a prominent political activist in the American Indian Movement. He creates bizarre objects, assemblages and installations. His works often start from found objects (sometimes even waste) combining architecture, monumentality and stories of national identities and histories, deconstructing and undermining the stereotypes and prejudices of Western culture.

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