previews

  • Jimmie Durham: Between the Furniture and the Building

    Kunstverein München

    October 17–November 22, 1998

    “The exhibit will have a look of lost, or potential, or interrupted linearity. The visitor should be left feeling jumpy, itchy; confused-but-interested: foreplay interruptus.” So writes Jimmie Durham on his upcoming show The artist plans to import some older pieces for the exhibition, but as often before he’ll also work fast in Munich with found materials. (Among his media, he promises, will be a half-eaten madeleine and a petrified rubber ball; these I guess he’s already found—or does he plan to half-eat the madeleine later?) Durham has a way of using simple means to express sharp ideas—here, something to do with the relation between architecture and furniture.