For the Migros Museum für Gegenwartskunst, the artist Jimmie Durham (b. 1940) has realized the project God’s Children, God’s Poems (2017). The exhibition explores the relationship between humans and nature. Jimmie Durham’s solo show features fourteen sculptures made out of the skulls of Europe’s largest animal species, supplemented by materials such as metal, wood, and fabric. Jimmie Durham lives and works in Berlin and Naples. He is an artist, poet, essayist and political activist. His works have been presented in numerous exhibitions around the world, most recently, for instance, at the Armand Hammer Museum of Art in Los Angeles (2017), the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York (2014, 2003, 1993), and the Venice Biennale (2015, 2005, 2003, 2001, 1999). The exhibition is curated by Heike Munder (Director, Migros Museum für Gegenwartskunst).
Jimmie Durham: God’s Children, God’s Poems / Migros Museum für Gegenwartskunst, Zürich (Switzerland). Opening reception, August 25, 2017.
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