An updated edition of the first - and still most authoritative - book on the legendary American iconoclast
Twenty years ago, Phaidon published what has become the definitive study of Arkansas-born Jimmie Durham's career. This highly anticipated new edition brings this important book up to date, tracing his remarkable life from his experiences in the US, Mexico, and Europe - including his early involvement with the American Indian Movement - to his most recent output. It presents a full assessment of his sculptures, performances, wall-based collages, and ersatz ethnographic displays, that deliver ironic assaults on the colonizing procedures of Western culture.
Mark Alice Durant is is an artist, curator and Professor of Photography at the University of Maryland in Baltimore County. Jimmie Durham is an artist, writer and poet based in Berlin and Naples. Laura Mulvey is Professor of Film and Media Studies at Birkbeck College, University of London. Kate Nesin is an Associated Curator for Contemporary Art at the Art Institute of Chicago. Dirk Snauwaert is the Artistic Director of WIELS Contemporary Art Centre in Brussels.