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Victor Burgin

The first works of Victor Burgin (1941), created in the 1960s, are marked by their conceptual anchoring and a refusal of paint. He has no hesitation in describing them, fairly provocatively, as an “anachronistic daubing of woven fabrics with coloured mud”. His photograph works and videos are notably interested in the relationships between text and image. The representation of women in society is also a recurring theme in his works. Winner, in 1986, of the Turner Prize, it was in this same year that Burgin created the series entitled Office at night, composed of seven photographs.


  1. Victor Burgin Office at Night, 1985/86

    Office at Night, 1985/86
    Colour print, mixed media
    183 x 244 cm
    Deposit 2006 - Collection M.J.S., Paris
    © Photo: Galerie Durand-Dessert, Paris

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