Voyage to Italy
Over a creative career of more than thirty years, Victor Burgin (*1941) has established an international reputation as an artist and theoretician in the field of both moving and stationary images. His works are in the collections of renowned museums such as The Museum of Modern Art in New York and the Tate in London.
Burgin became known in the late 1960s as one of the founders of Conceptual art. During the 1970s, his works consisted mainly of large-format photographic sequences that often involved writing. At the beginning of the 1990s he turned to digital video art.
With reproductions in duotone, this volume documents the many perspectives of the British artists reflections on Pompeii. Burgin created this series of photographs and videos in 2006 while examining a nineteenth-century photograph of Pompeii from the collection of the Canadian Centre for Architecture in Montreal.
Exhibition schedule: Galerie Thomas Zander, Cologne, September 19November 23, 2006 · CCA, Montreal, December 7, 2006March 25, 2007