"Throwing stones at man-made objects, or dropping boulders on them, is not like May ‘68; it’s not even an echo. For me, it is more like a mimetic re- enactment of nature." [full text here]
Stoning is an essential category in Jimmie Durham’s work. It simply denotes the action of using a stone as a tool in the making of an artwork: smashing, printing, destroying...
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Jimmie Durham, Encore tranquillité, 2008. Sculpture, airplane, stone, chains, 150 x 860 x 860 cm.
Ketchup and Mustard
Jimmie Durham, Ketchup and Mustard, 1997. Mixed Media, condiments, canvas, 140 x 190 x 6 cm.