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

From the late 1960s he adhered to Conceptual art using combinations of photographic images and printed texts to examine the relationship between apparent and implicit meaning. In his Lei Feng series (1973; London, Tate), for example, he drew on semiotic, psychoanalytic and feminist theory to decode structures of representation. A teacher and theoretician, he published numerous writings on art theory and criticism, with particular concern for Postmodernist aesthetics.