Five Pieces for Projection
Eva Schmidt (Ed.)
Crossing disciplines from media to culture and art, Victor Burgin’s iconic conceptual works have made him one of the most distinguished artists of the late 20th century. Since coming to prominence in the late 1960s, the artist has participated in historical exhibitions such as When Attitudes Became Form (Kunsthalle Bern, 1969) and Three Perspective on Photography (Hayward Gallery, 1979). Bergin’s recent projection work (2010–2014) is published here in conjunction with Burgin’s retrospective Forms of Telling at the Museum für Gegenwartskunst, Siegen. The pairing of images and text in this publication explores how the artist’s work emerges from a personal experience, a preoccupation with a building or even a Romantic painting. In this recent work hazy, often double- or triple-exposed black-and-white film pieces speak to the suggestive power of appropriated imagery and exemplify postmodernism’s aesthetic and concern with psychoanalysis and critical theory. Essay by Hanne Loreck and philosopher Eva Schmidt.
English & German / Exhibition catalog
Hardcover / 8 1/2 x 11 1/2 inches / 148 pp / 14 b&w and 77 color
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