Jimmie Durham


The artist, poet, and political activist Jimmie Durham (*1940 in the USA, lives in Berlin and Rome) became internationally known in the 1980s with objects and sculptures made of natural materials such as stones, animal skulls, graphite, and carved wood. The relationship between history, architecture, and monumentality as well as a critical view of political power structures and narratives of national identity are often at the heart of his artistic and literary work. For his edition developed for Neuer Berliner Kunstverein, Durham placed pencils on sheets of paper and hit them with a stone – literally a lithographic process. In contrast to the drawn line, the imprint of the pencil, brought about by an act of aggression, adds a sculptural dimension to the paper, becoming the expression of a gesture that is both destructive and formative. In addition, the blow with the archaic tool makes artistic production comprehensible as a performative act. Recent exhibitions of Durham’s work include at: Culturgest Porto, Portugal (2019); Fondazione Morra Greco, Naples (2019); Venice Biennale (2019, 2015, 2005, 2003, 2001, 1999); Muzeum Sztuki, Lodz (2018); Remai Modern, Saskatoon / Canada (2018); Migros Museum für Gegenwartskunst, Zurich (2017); Whitney Museum of American Art, New York (2017, 2014, 2003, 1993); Hammer Museum, Los Angeles (2017); MAXXI, Rome (2016); Neuer Berliner Kunstverein (2015); Museo Madre, Naples (2013, 2008); documenta, Kassel (2012, 1992); Bienal de São Paulo (2010); Centre Pompidou, Paris (2010).



Stop Motion
2020, performative drawing, stone stroke and graphite on paper, 42 × 29,7 cm, 10 single editions, signed and numbered

3.500 euro member, 3.800 euro non-member


Stop Motion
2020, performative drawing, stone stroke and graphite on paper, 42 × 29,7 cm, 10 single editions, signed and numbered

3.500 euro member, 3.800 euro non-member


Stop Motion
2020, performative drawing, stone stroke and graphite on paper, 42 × 29,7 cm, 10 single editions, signed and numbered

3.500 euro member, 3.800 euro non-member


Stop Motion
2020, performative drawing, stone stroke and graphite on paper, 42 × 29,7 cm, 10 single editions, signed and numbered

3.500 euro member, 3.800 euro non-member


Stop Motion
2020, performative drawing, stone stroke and graphite on paper, 42 × 29,7 cm, 10 single editions, signed and numbered

3.500 euro member, 3.800 euro non-member
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Stop Motion
2020, performative drawing, stone stroke and graphite on paper, 42 × 29,7 cm, 10 single editions, signed and numbered

3.500 euro member, 3.800 euro non-member


Stop Motion
2020, performative drawing, stone stroke and graphite on paper, 42 × 29,7 cm, 10 single editions, signed and numbered

3.500 euro member, 3.800 euro non-member


Stop Motion
2020, performative drawing, stone stroke and graphite on paper, 42 × 29,7 cm, 10 single editions, signed and numbered

3.500 euro member, 3.800 euro non-member


Stop Motion
2020, performative drawing, stone stroke and graphite on paper, 42 × 29,7 cm, 10 single editions, signed and numbered

3.500 euro member, 3.800 euro non-member


Stop Motion
2020, performative drawing, stone stroke and graphite on paper, 42 × 29,7 cm, 10 single editions, signed and numbered


3.500 euro member, 3.800 euro non-member