A Dead Deer
Sculpture, 120 x 72 x 14.4 cm.
Materials: skull, bone, wood, paint, string, plastic
Collection: Collection M HKA, Antwerp / Collection Flemish Community (Inv. no. BK006913-003).
The characters in Ovid’s Metamorphoses change easily their appearance: from human to animal, from human to tree - the border between the two different beings is often unclear. Jimmie Durham uses these elements in works as A Dead Deer. A deer skull is painted with bright colours and attached on a thick branch as if it was the animal’s body; two real deer-legs are attached to the middle of the branch. These ‘dead’ materials form altogether a tree-deer or a deer-tree that does not really look dead, but instead seems to be dancing for us.
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Urgent Conversations Athe...
31 October 2016 - 05 February 2017.
Urgent Conversations: Athens – Antwerp is the first temporary exhibition in the long overdue public unfolding of the Greek National Museum of
EXTRA MUROS: Visite Diest
27 November 2014 - 21 December 2014.
Under the umbrella termVisite, the M HKA – in collaboration with LOCUS, the hub for libraries, cultural and community centres and local cultu
Jimmie Durham - The Bisho...
01 November 1989 - 02 December 1989.
Solo exhibition at Exit Art, New York, curated by Jeanette Ingberman.
EXTRA MUROS: Visite Borne...
03 May 2014 - 25 May 2014.
Under the umbrella term Visite, the M HKA – in collaboration with LOCUS, the hub for libraries, cultural and community centres and local cult
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The M HKA’s contemporary art collection has grown thanks to a combination of acquisitions, donations and long-term loans from various public
Reflections on Cultural C...
REFLECTIONS ON CULTURAL COMPLEXITY This title originated from talks on the work of Kostis Velonis, Jimmie Durham and Danny Matthys. A
Animal Skulls and Other F...
“On a long walk around the area of my studio I found a dead, desiccated crow. I walked on, and then after a while turned back. Along the way