Victor Burgin A Place to Read, 2010. Projected Text / Image Loop. Silent. 10min29sec, Image courtesy the Artist and Galerie Thomas Zander, Cologne.
Since first coming to prominence in the late 1960s as an originator of Conceptual Art, Victor Burgin has exhibited widely and internationally, working across text, photography, video and digital animation. In 1986 he was nominated for the Turner Prize and his still and moving image work is represented in such public collections as The Metropolitan Museum and the Museum of Modern Art, New York; the Corcoran Gallery, Washington DC; Museum of Contemporary Art and LA County Museum of Art, Los Angeles; The Walker Art Center, Minneapolis; The Tate Gallery, Tate Modern, and Victoria and Albert Museum, London; and the Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris. Burgin has been the subject of numerous monographs, and recent titles include Victor Burgin: Five Pieces for Projection (Sternberg Press, 2014) and Projective: Essays about the work of Victor Burgin (Musee D’Art Moderne Geneve, 2014). He has also authored influential books on visual culture, photography and art theory, most recently Parallel Texts: Interviews and Interventions About Art (Reaktion, 2011) and Situational Aesthetics (Leuven University Press, 2009). Burgin is Millard Professor of Fine Art, Goldsmiths College, University of London, and Professor Emeritus of History of Consciousness, University of California, Santa Cruz. He is represented by Galerie Thomas Zander, Cologne.
The Amie Siegel and Victor Burgin exhibitions are part of a curated series of solo exhibitions, which also includes exhibitions by Peter Alwast and Greg Penn (Form, Line, Screen: Re-Viewing Architecture). This series of exhibitions explores the connections between modernist architecture and contemporary media technology. Julia Weissenberg’s work, to be presented at Total House, will also form a part of this.
A Place to Read