Over the past 30 years Victor Burgin’s work has established him as both a highly influential artist and a renowned theorist of the still and moving image. After 13 years in the United States, Burgin recently returned to live and work in Britain. Burgin came to prominence as an originator of conceptual art, and was nominated for the Turner Prize shortly before his departure for the USA. This book offers a critical overview of a body of work that combines conceptual rigour with poetic elegance, and remains an essential reference for succeeding generations of artists.
Published by the Arnolfini as a companion volume to their touring exhibition, Listen to Britain, shown at Arnolfini, Cornerhouse and Norwich Gallery in 2002 – 2003.