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Met M HKA Ensembles zetten we onze eerste échte stappen in het digitale landschap. Ons doel is met behulp van nieuwe media de kunstwerken nog beter te kaderen dan we tot nu toe hebben kunnen doen.

We geven momenteel prioriteit aan smartphones en tablets, m.a.w. de in-museum-ervaring. Maar we zijn evenzeer hard aan het werk aan een veelzijdige desktop-versie. Tot het zover is vind je hier deze tussenversie.

M HKA goes digital

Embracing the possibilities of new media, M HKA is making a particular effort to share its knowledge and give art the framework it deserves.

We are currently focusing on the experience in the museum with this application for smartphones and tablets. In the future this will also lead to a versatile desktop version, which is now still in its construction phase.

Exhibition: Jimmie Durham – A Matter of Life and Death and Singing

M HKA, Antwerpen

25 May 2012 - 18 November 2012

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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 in 1994, after a turbulent period in which he alternated his artistic practice with an activist’s life in the American Indian Movement. His work is profound, yet accessible, political and personal, both on trend and beyond the prevailing trends. He asks uncomfortable questions about life and exerts a great influence on several generations of artists, curators, theorists and art lovers worldwide.

The M HKA brought the most complete survey of his work to date. The exhibition extensively highlighted his practice as an activist, essayist, poet, performance artist and sculptor, and devoted considerable attention to work from the 60s never previously shown in Europe and documentary material. The exhibition also subsequently travelled to different locations in Europe and Mexico.

A Matter of Life and Death and Singing mirrored Durham's seriousness and intellect, his aesthetic and political commitment, his inventive opposition to the architecture and other symbols of the state. It was all part of Durham's uncompromising commitment to what he calls the "thinking process of man."

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> Jimmie Durham, Untitled, 1970-2012. Mixed Media, wood, metal, fur.

> Jimmie Durham, Untitled, 1970. Sculpture, mahogony, glass marbles, 128 x 36 x 25 cm.

> Jimmie Durham, Untitled, 1970. Sculpture, red and grey granite, 12 x 58 cm.

> Jimmie Durham, Untitled, 1972-2012. Sculpture, black granite, iron, 85 x 195 x 85 cm.

> Jimmie Durham, Pocahontas' Underwear, 1985. Object, feathers, beads, fabric, fasteners, 31 x 25 cm.

> Jimmie Durham, New York Gitli, 1985. Sculpture, skull, braid, acrylic paint, shell, turquoise, metal, 120 x 29 x 70 cm.

> Jimmie Durham, Tlunh Datsi, 1985. Sculpture, skull, feathers, turquoise, acrylic paint, shells, wood, 103 x 91 x 81 cm.

> Jimmie Durham, A Dead Deer, 1986. Sculpture, skull, bone, wood, paint, string, plastic, 120 x 72 x 14.4 cm.

> Jimmie Durham, Element from The Little Carpenter, 1987. Sculpture, snakeskin, paint, 21 x 150 cm.

> Jimmie Durham, Two Legs of Wood, 1988. Other, 70 x 22 x 22 cm.

> Jimmie Durham, The Two Johns, 1988. Sculpture, wood, paint, 54 x 61 x 6 cm.

> Jimmie Durham, La Malinche, 1988-1991. Sculpture, wood, cotton, snakeskin, watercolour, polyester, metal, 168 x 56 x 84 cm.

> Jimmie Durham, Raccoon (Skunk), 1989. Sculpture, mixed media, 170 x 62 x 52.

> Jimmie Durham, Articles 2 and 3 from the 1986 Pinkerton's Agency Manual, 1989. Installation, ceramic, wood, paper, polyester, 132 x 24 x 24 cm.

> Jimmie Durham, The Cathedral of St. John the Divine, 1989. Sculpture, moose skull, wood, antler, paint, metal, 244 x 144 x 137 cm.

> Jimmie Durham, Footnote, 1989. Sculpture, bronze, chain, card, 10 x 31 x 7 cm.

> Jimmie Durham, Rabbit, 1990. Sculpture, skull, shells, wood, paint, text, 51 x 66 x 120 cm.

> Jimmie Durham, Untitled (Squirrel), 1991. Sculpture, cast head, beads, paint, wood, 127 x 63 x 28 cm.

> Jimmie Durham, Cortez, 1991. Sculpture, metal, wood, pvc, paper, 225 x 145 x 52 cm.

> Jimmie Durham, Untitled, 1991. Sculpture, wood, canvas, paint, shells, 150 x 70 x 70 cm.

> Jimmie Durham, Untitled (Armadillo), 1991. Sculpture, cast head, beads, paint, wood, photograph, 125 x 60 x 23 cm.

> Jimmie Durham, Untitled (Amenemope, an Egyptian soldier, 1370 BC), 1992. Sculpture, wood, iron, bone, paper, 45 x 30 cm.

> Jimmie Durham, Himmelfahrt [Ascension], 1992. Sculpture, wood, iron, acrylic, 29 x 55 cm.

> Jimmie Durham, Treff [Encounter], 1992. Sculpture, wood, iron, acrylic paint, 215 x 205 x 107 cm.

> Jimmie Durham, Jesus. Es geht um die Wurst [Jesus. It's about the Sausage], 1992. Sculpture, wood, iron, steel, ink, paper, acrylic, mud, glue, 152 x 40 x 113 cm.

> Jimmie Durham, Untitled (Zipper), 1993. Sculpture, mixed media, 142 x 11 cm.

> Jimmie Durham, ελθων δ΄ εξ ορεος μεϒας αιετος αϒκυλοχειλης πασι κατ΄ αυχενας ηξε και εκτανεν, 1993. Sculpture, axe handle, canvas, metal, 19 x 12 3/4 x 1 1/2 inch.

> Jimmie Durham, mishap in the jungle. The rest of them were mostly Indians: tough young fellows with wiry strength and impassive faces. The whitest, 1993. Sculpture, plywood, paper, paint, 6 1/4 x 31 x 1 1/8 inch.

> Jimmie Durham, Sonderbar kam es mir vor, daß sie diese Übung an einer alten Stadtmauer ohne die mindeste Bequemlichkeit für die Zuschauer vornehmen; warum sie es nicht im Amphitheater tun, wo so schöner Raum wäre!, 1993-2012. Sculpture, viewmaster, flood light bulb, 39 x 15 x 15 inch.

> Jimmie Durham, Types of Murder Weapons, by Maigret, 1993. Mixed Media, wood, metal, pvc, 61 x 61 cm.

> Jimmie Durham, Types of Pipes, by Magritte, 1993. Mixed Media, wood, metal, pvc, 61 x 61 cm.

> Jimmie Durham, Maria Thereza Alves, Europe, 1994-2011. Photography, digital photographs.

> Jimmie Durham, Les faux-tarots des franc-plombiers, 1994. Installation, paint, canvas, variable dimensions.

> Jimmie Durham, Corbel, 1994. Sculpture, painted wood, papier-mâché, polyester, 33 x 39 x 22 cm.

> Jimmie Durham, Garçon, Garou, Gargouille, 1994. Sculpture, papier maché, pvc pipe, leather, 150 x 400 cm.

> Jimmie Durham, Paradigm for an Arch, 1994. Sculpture, pvc pipe, wood, papier maché, horn, paper, polystyrene, cloth, 308 x 215 x 20 cm.

> Julian Villaseñor, Jimmie Durham, Maria Thereza Alves, The Man Who Had a Beautiful House, 1994. Video, dvd, 00:07:27.

> Jimmie Durham, Não adianta..., 1995. Sculpture.

> Jimmie Durham, Parecem dramáticos..., 1995. Sculpture, wood, paper, iron, 28 x 23 x 34 cm.

> Jimmie Durham, Não sei se posso desejar-lhe..., 1995. Sculpture, wood, ceramic, 113 x 12 x 14 cm.

> Jimmie Durham, Foi coincidência, 1995. Sculpture, wood, stone, mirror, iron, grafite, photography, text, 20 x 49 x 43 cm.

> Jimmie Durham, Do you Say I'm Lying?, 1995. Sculpture, wood, canvas, paint, steel, sea shell, metal coin, 62 x 66 x 17 cm.

> Jimmie Durham, Resurrection, 1995. Multiple, tv set, flagstones, variable dimensions.

> Jimmie Durham, Maria Thereza Alves, Self-Portrait as Rosa Lévy, 1995-2006. Photography, ink, paper, variable dimensions.

> Jimmie Durham, Maria Thereza Alves, Collected Stones, 1995-2002. Video, dvd, 00:24:13.

> Jimmie Durham, Elements from La Porte de l'Europe (les bourgeois de Calais), 1996. Mixed Media.

> Jimmie Durham, Oui / Pas Oui, 1996. Drawing, 9 x .

> Jimmie Durham, Barrière rouge, en perspective, 1996. Installation, wood, string, variable dimensions.

> Jimmie Durham, The Four Directions, 1996. Sculpture, wood, metal, bone button, variable dimensions.

> Jimmie Durham, Shrouds and Swaddling Clothes of Decomissioned Saints, 1996. Installation, plastic, clothes, dirt, hair, glue, 2 x (28 x 45 x 45 cm).

> Jimmie Durham, Une machine désire de l'instruction comme un jardin désire de la discipline, 1996. Installation, wood, cotton thread, print on paper, Variable dimensions.

> Jimmie Durham, A Fountain in Case Your Roof Leaks, 1996. Sculpture, glass, wood, steel pot, rope, 123 x 50 x 50 cm.

> Jimmie Durham, St. Frigo, 1996. Sculpture, refrigerator, 132 x 60 x 60 cm.

> Jimmie Durham, I found these pieces of glass just outside what I believe must be the Villa Borghese, in Rome, 1997. Mixed Media, glass, paper, semi-precious stones, metal, 61 x 43 x 57 cm.

> Jimmie Durham, Homage to David Hammons, 1997. Installation, porcelain, stone, pvc, Variable dimensions.

> Jimmie Durham, Eurasia, A Scent, 1997. Sculpture, glass bottle, scent, textile, 25 x 7 x 10 cm.

> Jimmie Durham, Ketchup and Mustard, 1997. Mixed Media, condiments, canvas, 140 x 190 x 6 cm.

> Jimmie Durham, Notwithstanding, 1998. Drawing, graphite, paper, 107 x 78 cm.

> Jimmie Durham, Eleven Stone Parts, 1998. Sculpture, mixed media, variable dimensions.

> Jimmie Durham, A Stone Bra for the Venus de Milo, 1998. Mixed Media, chalk, ink, paper, 30 x 40 cm, 42 x 29.7 cm.

> Jimmie Durham, A Piece of Concrete Wearing a Stone Mask and a Necktie, 1999. Sculpture, mixed media, 93 x 34 x 18 cm.

> Jimmie Durham, Still Life with Architectural Elements, 2000. Assemblage, metal, table, marble table top, stone, acrylic paint.

> Jimmie Durham, A Stone Asleep in Bed at Home, 2000. Installation, grey granite, cotton, chestnut wood, pinewood, 200 x 155 x 101 cm.

> Jimmie Durham, Three Pretentious Rocks, 2001. Mixed Media, stone, wooden shelf, wooden sign, 40 x 105 x 24 cm.

> Jimmie Durham, Fruit Table, 2001. Video, 00:01:30.

> Jimmie Durham, The Vitrine of Childish Delights, 2001. Installation, glass vitrine, shells, seeds, wood, 85 x 75 x 25 cm.

> Jimmie Durham, Maria Thereza Alves, The Pursuit of Happiness, 2002. Video, 35 mm, dvd, 00:12:00.

> Jimmie Durham, Almost Spontaneous #4, 2003. Painting, 120 x 100 cm.

> Jimmie Durham, Perhaps Mr. Palomar , 2003. Sculpture, grey granite, acrylic paint, 21 x 12 x 12 cm.

> Jimmie Durham, Black Walnut, 2003. Assemblage, paper, text, black walnut wood, walnuts, variable dimensions.

> Jimmie Durham, This Stone Had Always Wanted To Be a Fish... Some People Are Never Satisfied, 2003. Sculpture, grey granite, acrylic, 30 x 64 x 43 cm.

> Jimmie Durham, The Names of the Team of Scientists who Submitted an Article on the Human Chromosome 14 in Nature Magazine, February 2003., 2003. Mixed Media, 130 x 100 cm.

> Jimmie Durham, Maria Thereza Alves, Tocetea, 2003. Video, dvd, 00:00:26.

> Jimmie Durham, Arc de Triomphe for Personal Use (Prague version), 2004. Sculpture, wood, paint, metal, 230 x 110 x 110 cm.

> Jimmie Durham, Maria Thereza Alves, A Sculpture in Two Dimensions, 2004. Video, 00:00:30.

> Jimmie Durham, White Marble, Green Stone, Red Stone and Lavender Granite, 2004. Assemblage, cardboard, photograph, stone, 180 x 80 cm.

> Jimmie Durham, Suggested Proposal for a New Architecture n°3, 2004. Sculpture, wood, stone, paper, 88 x 27 x 10 cm.

> Jimmie Durham, Suggested Proposal for a New Architecture n°1, 2004. Sculpture, stone, wood, 70 x 8 x 8 cm.

> Jimmie Durham, Suggested Proposal for a New Architecture n°2, 2004. Sculpture, stone, wood, 60 x 37 x 15 cm.

> Jimmie Durham, A Staff to Mark The Center of the World, Gwangju Biennale, 2004. Sculpture, wood, ink and paint on paper, plastic, 3 pieces, each ca 250 x 10 cm.

> Jimmie Durham, Prehistoric Stone Tool, 2004. Mixed Media, wood, paint, stone, 75 x 85 cm.

> Jimmie Durham, Maria Thereza Alves, Smashing, 2004. Video, 00:92:00.

> Jimmie Durham, Charts, 2005. Drawing, pencil, ink, paper, 51 x 72 cm (x 4).

> Jimmie Durham, The Piece of Wood, 2005. Mixed Media, print on paper, wood, variable dimensions.

> Jimmie Durham, Untitled (Radio), 2005. Object, mixed media, 147 x 35 x 23 cm.

> Jimmie Durham, Something (Perhaps a Fugue or an Elegy), 2005. Installation, 100 x 600 x 400 cm.

> Jimmie Durham, A Stone Rejected by the Builder (2), 2006. Sculpture, stone, wood, acrylic paint, 26 x 48 x 20 cm, 75 x 59 x 28 cm.

> Jimmie Durham, Head, 2006. Sculpture, wood, paper, hair, turquoise, metal tray, shell, 25 x 45 x 45 cm.

> Jimmie Durham, A Piece of Granite Shaped like a Camel's Head, 2006. Sculpture, red granite, glass, 36 x 23 x 15 cm.

> Jimmie Durham, Confessional Hair and Dirt on Canvas Piece, 2006. Sculpture, hair, dirt, canvas, wood, 185 x 90 x 15 cm.

> Jimmie Durham, Home Becomes Further Away, 2006. Sculpture, cobblestones, wood, stone, variable dimensions.

> Jimmie Durham, The Tower Was Equipped with a Glass Safety Shield, 2006. Sculpture, mixed media, 66 x 30 x 17 cm.

> Jimmie Durham, A Stone Rejected by the Builder (1), 2006. Sculpture, stone, wood, acrylic paint, 34 x 41 x 20 cm (stone), 55 x 48 x 35 cm (table).

> Jimmie Durham, A Mushroom from the Grunewald Forest, 2006. Assemblage, dried mushroom, ink, wood, mounted on cardboard. , 85 x 67 x 10 cm, 53 x 67 x 10 cm.

> Jimmie Durham, Snake Eyes!, 2006. Collage, collage, wood, 125 x 81 cm.

> Jimmie Durham, They Almost Fit, 2006. Collage, wood, 110 x 85 cm.

> Jimmie Durham, Maria Thereza Alves, Self-Portrait Pretending to Be a Stone Statue of Myself, 2006. Photography, ink, paper, variable dimensions.

> Jimmie Durham, Self-Portrait with Black Eye and Bruises, 2006. Photography, ink, paper, 79 x 60 cm.

> Jimmie Durham, Maria Thereza Alves, Self-Portrait Pretending to Be Maria Thereza Alves as Terminator, 2006. Photography, ink, paper, 80,7 x 60,7 cm.

> Jimmie Durham, Maria Thereza Alves, Self-Portrait Pretending to Be my Mother as Played by Isabel Perera, 2006. Photography, ink, paper, variable dimensions.

> Jimmie Durham, Maria Thereza Alves, Self-Portrait Pretending to Be Maria Thereza Alves, 2006. Photography, ink, paper, variable dimensions.

> Jimmie Durham, Here's a Peanut Shaped Like a Bird, 2006. Sculpture, wood, paint, formica, peanut, 160 x 49 x 47 cm.

> Jimmie Durham, You Cannot Book a Judge under Cover, 2006. Installation, 120 x 80 x 80 cm.

> Maria Thereza Alves, Jimmie Durham, Grünewald, 2006. Video, 00:13:55.

> Jimmie Durham, The Road Not Taken, 2007. Sculpture, wood, leather, horse skull, ca 180 x 70 x 70.

> Jimmie Durham, Red Foot, 2007. Mixed Media, mixed media.

> Jimmie Durham, Norwegian Construction Lumber n° 2, 2007. Sculpture, shale, wood, linseed oil, ca. 5m.

> Jimmie Durham, Sea Shell Piece, 2007. Mixed Media, mixed media sculpture with sea shell and sound: fuck you, 119 x 22 x 51 cm.

> Jimmie Durham, Red Handle, 2007. Mixed Media, mixed media sculpture with sound: glass, 95 x 105 x 92 cm.

> Jimmie Durham, Familial (overcoat), 2007. Mixed Media, mixed media sculpture with overcoat and sound: low frequency, 60 x 90 x 80 cm.

> Jimmie Durham, S'Leave, 2007. Mixed Media, mixed media sculpture and sound: lonesome day, 189 x 80 x 100 cm.

> Jimmie Durham, Black Guard, 2007. Mixed Media, mixed media sculpture with sound: duo jimmie durham and maria thereza, 125 x 55 x 80 cm.

> Jimmie Durham, Lawrence Livermore Radiation Facility, 2007. Mixed Media, mixed media sculpture with jacket and sound: you always hurt, 183 x 80 x 80 cm.

> Jimmie Durham, Dial Tone , 2007. Mixed Media, mixed media sculpture with sound: baby lament, 60 x 80 x 200 cm.

> Jimmie Durham, Arc de Triomphe for Personal Use (Grey), 2007. Sculpture, wood, paint, 150 x 100 x 100 cm.

> Jimmie Durham, Maria Thereza Alves, Painted Self-Portrait, 2007. Photography, acrylic, marker, ink, colour photograph, 83 x 60.5 cm.

> Jimmie Durham, Labyrinth Elements, 2007. Installation, wood, metal, variable dimensions (each piece 5 to 6 cm).

> Jimmie Durham, Pallas Athena, 2008. Mixed Media, 245 x 145 x 90 cm.

> Maria Thereza Alves, Jimmie Durham, Museum of European Normality, 2008. Installation.

> Jimmie Durham, The Bluebird of Happiness and the Miner's Canary, 2008. Sculpture, hat rack base (american black walnut wood), truck rear-view mirror, deer antler, television antena, paint brushes, acrylic paint, drumsticks, pins, oak sapling, 300 x 80 x 90 cm.

> Jimmie Durham, Maria Thereza Alves, Self-Portrait Pretending to Be Euroman, 2008. Photography, ink, paper, 81 x 61 cm.

> Jimmie Durham, Maria Thereza Alves, Self-Portrait Pretending to Be Haim Steinbach as Played by Haim Steinbach, 2008. Photography, ink, paper, 81 x 61 cm.

> Jimmie Durham, Sweet Light Crude, 2008. Installation, painted oil barrels, variable dimensions.

> Jimmie Durham, Various Elements from the Actual World, 2009. Mixed Media, 300 x 250 cm.

> Jimmie Durham, Tower, 2009. Sculpture, wood, glass, 210 x 90 x 90 cm.

> Jimmie Durham, Second Life, 2010. Sculpture, wooden table, wooden golf club, plastic tape, a book, 73 x 60 x 110 cm.

> Jimmie Durham, Rocks Encouraged, 2010. Installation, petrified wood, text, variable dimensions.

> Jimmie Durham, Jimmie Durham. A Matter of Life and Death and Singing, 2012. Book, ink, paper, 31 cm x 24 cm, 145 p., language : English, publisher : Museum van Hedendaagse Kunst Antwerpen & JRP/Ringier, Zürich, ISBN : 9783037642894.

> Jimmie Durham, Jimmie Durham 'Waiting To Be Interrupted' - Selected Writings 1993-2012, 2014. Book, ink, paper, 20.9 x 14.6 cm, 368 p., language : English, publisher : Mousse Publishing, Milano & Museum van Hedendaagse Kunst, Antwerpen, ISBN : 9788867491209.