Native American Authors
Jimmie Durham, 1940-
Jimmie Durham, a Wolf Clan Cherokee, was born in Arkansas. He received a B.F.A. from the Ecole des Beaux Arts in Geneva, Switzerland in 1973. He was the founder member and executive director of the International Indian Treaty Council. His poetry has appeared in the Minnesota Review, Parnassus, Ikon and others. He currently lives in New York, where until recently he was executive director of the Foundation of the Community of Artists and editor of Art & Artists newspaper. He is a sculptor, performance artist and poet.
Online resources by or about Jimmie Durham:
Facts and Fiction: Jimmie Durham
Description: Text of a speech given by Durham.
Author: First Nations Art
Description: An overview of Durham’s life, exhibitions, collections, and an extensive bibiography.
Jimmie Durham: You are here
Author: Denkzeichen 4. November 1989
Description: Site includes an Internet version of Durham’s “You are here” artwork, as well as a biography of Durham and his statement on the work.
Books by Jimmie Durham:
Durham, Jimmie. A certain lack of coherence : writings on art and cultural politics
London : Kala Press, 1993.
Durham, Jimmie. Columbus Day
Albuquerque, NM : West End Press, 1993.
Durham, Jimmie. Elaine Reichek–native intelligence
New York : Grey Art Gallery & Study Center, 1992.
Durham, Jimmie. Jimmie Durham : the bishop’s moose and the Pinkerton men : November 1-December 2, 1989
New York : Exit Art, 1990.
Durham, Jimmie. Marginal recession : an installation by Edward Poitras
Regina : Dunlop Art Gallery, 1994.
Audience: All Ages
Durham, Jimmie. My book, The East London Coelacanth, sometimes called, Troubled waters–the story of British sea-power, begins with a chapter titled–
London : ICA : Book Works, 1993.
Durham, Jimmie. Les Sept points cardinaux : orientations ecologiques
Paris : Presses universitaires de France, 1978.
Durham, Jimmie. We the people : Pena Bonita, Jimmie Durham, Harry Fonseca …
New York : Artists Space, 1987.
Genre: Essays / Nonfiction
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