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"Burden remains one of the most unpredictably audacious artists we have, not because he might still subject himself to the threat of actual harm, but because he has not repressed the part of himself that delights in childish pursuits, well-knowing that vulnerabilities, foolishness and all, they are the key to grown-up marvels and terrors."
Robert Storr, excerpted from Chris Burden, published by Locus Publishing Ltd.
Chris Burden was born in Boston in 1946, the son of an engineer. Partially trained as an architect, he began to create radical performance body-art works in the late 1960s. Solo exhibitions of his work have been held at the Arts Club of Chicago, the Gagosian Galleries in New York, Beverly Hills, and the Tate Gallery in London. Burden was included in the 48th Venice Biennale and in the 1977, 1989, and 1997 Whitney Biennials. In 2005, Burden set sail his self-navigating, computer-controlled yacht, built with assistance from the Marine Engineering Department of the University of Southampton. Since 1978, Burden has held a professorship in New Media at the University of California, Los Angeles, the city in which he took up residence in 1965.
MONOGRAPHS & CATALOGSChris Burden: Beyond The Limits
Paperback, 8.25 X 11 in. / 208 pgs / 20 color / 120 bw | 7/2/1996 | Not Available
ISBN 9783893228355 | $49.95
Hardcover, 9.5 x 11.5 in. / 256 pgs / illustrated throughout. | 11/15/2005 | Not Available
ISBN 9781899377183 | $85.00
Published by Locus + Publishing Ltd..
Essays by Fred Hoffman, Paul Schimmel, Kristine Stiles and Robert Storr.
This comprehensive overview, the first to appear in almost a decade, examines an artistic career, that now must be viewed as one of the most fascinating in the history of contemporary art. From his highly controversial and seminal performance works of the early 1970s, to his complex, imaginative installations and monumental sculptures, the art of Chris Burden uniquely informs as well as incorporates the major artistic undercurrents of the last three decades. Not only has the artist made a major contribution to the history of body-related performance art, but the artist's fascination with systems of power, societal organization, architectural structure and technological systems, have resulted in an extraordinary body of sculptural objects and environmental installations over the last 35 years. In compiling this publication the artist has worked closely with curator and long time associate Fred Hoffman, taking this opportunity to re-examine his work afresh and revealing images that are unpublished or rarely seen.
Locus + Publishing Ltd.
Hardcover, 9.5 x 11.5 in. / 256 pgs / illustrated throughout.
Pub Date 11/15/2005
Out of stock indefinitely
Catalog: FALL 2005 p. 121
ISBN 9781899377183 TRADE
List Price: $85.00 CDN $100.00
Machines and Models, Powertime Distance
Published by Cantz.
Artwork by Chris Burden. Contributions by Lothar Schroder. Text by Donald Kuspit.
The first comprehensive catalogue of Chris Burden's work. Over the past twenty-five years, Burden has used technology to subert the hegemony of the machine in the industrial age.
Paperback, 8.25 X 11 in. / 208 pgs / 20 color / 120 bw
Pub Date 7/2/1996
Out of print
Catalog: FALL 1996
ISBN 9783893228355 TRADE
List Price: $49.95 CDN $60.00
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