Through Eyes and Mouth: Jimmie Durham as Seen by Haegue Yang, Haegue Yang selects a number of works by the artist, poet, author, essayist and political activist, Jimmie Durham. For both artists, their artistic research looks to what happens away from language and creation when actively thinking outside dominant ideologies of knowledge production.
On Jimmie Durham, Haegue Yang says:
"I envy the hard way Jimmie Durham swims freely around controversies and render them with political elegance. Jimmie has achieved to be so much yet at the same time to be one: himself. Maybe that makes him more of a cosmopolitan than an ordinary diaspora.”
Through this act of looking at an artist’s practice from the perspective of another, kurimanzutto’s OVR presents a politics of looking and a poetics of being. Haegue Yang's selection examines what we see and how we construct meaning out of the signs and symbols of both language and history within the orbit of Jimmie Durham.
jimmie durham, stay in green and gold, 2020
jimmie durham, our ly metegraph, 2020
jimmie durham, catherine asby, 2020
jimmie durham, (long) after fontana, 1998
jimmie durham, sequence of events, 1993
jimmie durham, not caliban's nose, 1992
jimmie durham, science II, 1990
jimmie durham, untitled, 1989