Thorbjørn Reuter Christiansen born 1974 in Næstved, Denmark. Jimmie Durham born 1940 in USA. Both live and work in Berlin, Germany
© Thorbjørn Reuter Christiansen
Thorbjørn Reuter Christiansen, “Asylum Box” (interior view), 2004. © Thorbjørn Reuter Christiansen

Thorbjørn Reuter Christiansen / Education

1994-95 Fatamorgana – The Danish School of Art Photography, Copenhagen, Denmark
2001 Course at the Academy of Art, Berlin, Germany (class of Professor Katharina Sieverding)
2003-04 Erasmus student at Malmoe Art Academy, Sweden (class of Jimmie Durham and Lars Nilsson)

Thorbjørn Reuter Christiansen / Selected Exhibitions, Performances & Video works

2000 HORIZONTAL, Madsnedøfort, Vordingborg, Denmark
2001 “Golden Arch Hotel,” photo, digital video stills, and VHS (30 min.)
“Mr. Green Ear & The Burning Dollar Bill,” performance with Jason Liebert, Galerie
Doris Day Dream, Berlin, Germany
“Opløsningen af de Forenede Stater af Amerika,” performance with Jason Liebert,
Gallerie Doris Day Dream, Berlin,Germany
“Det brændende flag,” (Burning of the American flag), VHS (30 min.),
“Medial Dislocated,” critique of the US war against terrorism, VHS (10 min.)
2002 AUSLAND, 100 color photos of embassies in Berlin, Germany
“World Border – Embassy – Refugee – Death Penalty,” TRANSVISIT (Baltic Art), Madsnedøfort, Vordingborg, Denmark
“border crossing,” Galerie Doris Day Dream, Berlin, Germany
OIL ARCHIVE, Haus am Lützowplatz, Berlin, Germany
2004 “Asylum Box,” Skåne Social Art Forum – Utopi Station, Stortorget, Lund, Sweden

Jimmie Durham

© Jimmie Durham
© Jimmie Durham

Early 1960s, active in theater, performance, and literature in the United States' Civil Rights Movement. First solo art exhibit in Austin, Texas, USA in 1965. Moved to Geneva, Switzerland in 1969, returned to the US in 1973. Political organizer in the American Indian Movement (1973-80). Director of the International Indian Treaty Council and representative at the United Nations. Director of the Foundation for the Community of Artists (FCA), New York City, USA (1981-83). Moved to Mexico in 1987, returned to Europe in 1994. Poetry published in Harper's Anthology of 20th Century Native American Poetry, various small magazines. Books of poems, Columbus Day, Minneapolis: West End Press, 1983. Essay and articles published in Los Angeles Times, Art Forum, Black Scholar, and Third Text among others. Exhibited in Museum van Hedendaagse Kunst, Gent, Belgium; Palais des Beaux Arts, Brussels, Belgium; ICA, London, United Kingdom; Documenta, Kassel, Germany; Hamburg Kunstverein, Germany; FRAC, Reims, France; Wittgenstein Haus, Vienna, Austria; Whitney Biennial, New York, USA; Kunstverein, Munich, Germany; and Venice Biennale, Italy, among others. Other books: The East London Coelecanth, London: Bookworks, 1992; A Certain Lack of Coherence, London: Kala Press, 1994; Der Verführer und der Steinerne Gast, Vienna: Springer, 1996; Between the Furniture and the Building, Cologne: Walter König, 1998; and Stoneheart, Kitakyushyu: CCA, 2001. A comprehensive survey, Jimmie Durham, has been published by Phaidon Press, London, 1995.

Contribution: Participate in Station 2: Aarhus Art Building, Aarhus, with “The 13th Space Warning Squadron,” 2004. Mixed media installation, 3 x 2.4 x 2.5 m. Christiansen & Durham also contribute with “List of 5,017 documented refugee deaths through Fortress Europe," 2004. 21 x A4 posters mounted on a wall in Satellite: Busgade/Telefon Torvet, Aarhus, for the duration of the exhibition. Courtesy the artists.