Sam Durant (born 1961, USA,) is a multimedia artist whose works engage with social, political, and cultural issues.
His interest in monuments began with ‘Proposal for Monument’ at Altamont Raceway (1999), continued with ‘Proposal for White and Indian Dead Monument Transpositions’ (2005) that recontextualises memorials to victims of the conquest of North America, and more recently with Proposal for a Public Fountain (2015) a marble work depicting an anarchist statue being blasted by water canon.
Sam Durant’s work has been included in numerous international exhibitions including Documenta 13, the Yokohama Triennial, and the Venice, Liverpool, Whitney Sydney, Panama and Havana Biennials. His work can be found in many public art collections including Tate Modern, London; Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles and the Museum of Modern Art, New York.
Image: Accra, 1966. By Sam Durant, 2018.
© Sam Durant, Courtesy of the artist and Blum & Poe, Los Angeles/New York/Tokyo
Photo: Makenzie Goodman