Synopses & Reviews
Jimmie Durham is an internationally acclaimed artist, writer and poet of Cherokee descent. His intricate sculptures and installations mimic the attributes of humans and animals, and the ways they make or are made into history. Durham collages discarded objects and fragments of organic matter, transforming them with dazzling colour into startling, anthropomorphic configurations. His sculptures, wall-based collages and ersatz ethnographic displays deliver ironic assaults on the colonizing procedures of Western culture. An activist in the American Indian movement during the 1970s, he has also published poetry, fiction and critical theory.
This text examines the work of Jimmie Durham, the sculptor and performance artist of Cherokee descent.
Bibliography: p. 159-160. Chronological list of the author's works: p. 150-158.