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press: jimmie durham: the unsettled life and art of jimmie durham

Jimmie Durham, who died in 2021 at the age of 81, was an unusually peripatetic and unsettled figure, and while his work was always mostly concerned with questions inseparable from his American origins and experience, he’d eventually come to the conclusion that he could address those themes only from far away. The exhibitions in Naples, “Humanity is not a completed project,” which took place at Museo Madre, and a much smaller exhibition highlighting Durham’s work as a poet at the Fondazione Morra Greco, show that Durham was one of those artists who could avail himself of many mediums and techniques. Definitely, he was one of the most remarkable sculptors of our time.