Jimmie Durham, Various Elements from the Actual World, 2009.

The Politics and Problematics of Representation

Jimmie Durham was active in the 1980s New York City downtown art scene during a period of politically urgent exhibitions and calls for increased visibility for artists of color. This climate of multiculturalism created opportunities for artists but also reinforced existing racial and cultural divides. Moderated by exhibition curator Anne Ellegood, art historian Miwon Kwon and curator Elisabeth Sussman discuss representation in Durham’s work and contemporary art practices.

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