Victor Burgin

born 1941

Victor Burgin, ‘25 feet two hours’ 1969
25 feet two hours 1969
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Biography

Victor Burgin (born 1941) is an artist and a writer. Burgin first came to attention as a conceptual artist in the late 1960s (Harrison & Wood, 1992; Walker, 2001) and at that time was most noted for being a political photographer of the left, who would fuse photographs and words in the same picture. He has worked with photography and film, calling painting "the anachronistic daubing of woven fabrics with coloured mud" (Burgin, 1976). His work is influenced by a variety of theorists and philosophers, most especially thinkers such as Sigmund Freud, Henri Lefebvre, André Breton, Maurice Merleau-Ponty, Michel Foucault and Roland Barthes. (European Graduate School Staff Page)

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Features

  • Tate Etc

    We are here: Photographing Britain

    David Campany , Nigel Shafran , Homer Sykes , Martin Parr , Anna Pavord , Viktor Kolár , Kathryn Hughes , Brett Rogers and Tessa Codrington

    To coincide with Tate Britain’s photographic survey of Britain’s social history, Tate Etc. asked a selection of writers, curators and …
  • Tate Papers

    The Separateness of Things, Victor Burgin

    Victor Burgin

    In 1986 Victor Burgin made a series of photographic works based on Edward Hopper's painting Office at Night 1940 featuring …

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