Barrière rouge, en perspective
Installation, variable dimensions.
Materials: Wood, string
Collection: Courtesy of the artist.
This work was part of the exhibition La porte de l'Europe (les bourgeois de Calais) in 1996. Calais is a city with a history of a flourishing lace industry – which then moved to Korea and other Asian countries. In some way or other, the works in the exhibition refer to this lost industry. Barrière rouge consists of found material: Durham took the base of a red coat hanger and attached a red cotton thread to it; the thread becomes thinner and thinner.
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Jimmie Durham – A Matter ...
25 May 2012 - 18 November 2012.
In the spring of 2012, the M HKA brought a major retrospective of the work of Jimmie Durham. The US-born artist settled permanently in Europe
La porte de l'Europe (les...
09 March 1996 - 28 April 1996.
"The show in Calais was about machinery, because the lace-making machines there are the ancestors of computers (They operate by a system of “
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Against Architecture, Aga...
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Jimmie Durham 1994 - 2012
Jimmie Durham moved to Europe in 1994 and has lived ever since in Brussels, Lisbon, Marseille, Rome and Berlin, where he is presently based (