Jimmie Durham: Maquette for a Museum of Switzerland
March 7 - April 15, 2012 Print Share 2012-03-07T00:00:00 2012-04-15T00:00:00
Jimmie Durham: Maquette for a Museum of Switzerland

Swiss Institute - Contemporary Art

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New York, NY 10012
United States

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The work of Native American artist Jimmie Durham is manifold – as poet, former activist, essayist, and sculptor he deftly mines the fields of art and political reality, infiltrating culture industries in ways that are both ironic and ambivalent. The contemporary work of Durham plays upon the construction and build up of a “postmodern savage.” Durham’s "Maquette for a Museum of Switzerland" is an institutional-like setting questioning national clichés and symbols and containing objects, masks, photos as well as texts by the artist.

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The work of Native American artist Jimmie Durham is manifold – as poet, former activist, essayist, and sculptor he deftly mines the fields of art and political reality, infiltrating culture industries in ways that are both ironic and ambivalent. The contemporary work of Durham plays upon the construction and build up of a “postmodern savage.” Durham’s "Maquette for a Museum of Switzerland" is an institutional-like setting questioning national clichés and symbols and containing objects, masks, photos as well as texts by the artist.More

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