Jimmie Durham

Born into a family of carvers and political activists, multidisciplinary artist Jimmie Durham also performed, wrote, and edited poetry in Houston, Texas in the late sixties. Upon completing a degree in sculpture at Geneva's École des Beaux-Arts in 1972, Durham worked full-time for the American Indian Movement, serving as head of the International Indian Treaty Committee at the United Nations (leading to the drafting of the International Declaration of the Rights of Indigenous Peoples). As part of a first generation of contemporary artists working in elite high art contexts, Durham's contribution has been compounded by his activities and lucidity as a writer, editor (Art and Artists Newspaper, 1982-86), and critic. Durham currently lives and works in Europe.
geboortejaar en -plaats: 1940,

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