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  AE160D Unit 8: Chris Burden
Born in 1946, the notorious Southern California Performance artist Chris Burden attended the University of California in Irvine during the height of the Vietnam War protest era.
By confronting viewers with his life threatening and sensational performances Burden suggested that the public was becoming increasingly desensitized to violence.
The exceedingly high-risk body works crafted by Chris Burden are a means of working through ideas, while attracting attention to the violence in our culture and the media, which seems to be in command of all it delivers.
arted.osu.edu /160/14_Burden.php   (702 words)

WHEN CHRIS BURDEN FIRED a pistol at an airliner taking off from LAX (Los Angeles International Airport) in 1973, he committed an artwork of terrific suggestiveness, one that helped win him a prominent place among his contemporaries.
Burden’s 747 is an art object that existed as such only in a vanishing instant of time now memorialized in its photographic and textual documentation.
We can learn, if we are so inclined, that Burden was visited by the FBI but dismissed from their consideration, evidently, because he was out of range when he fired his gun.
www.representations.org /article.php?article=80.5   (523 words)

 Chris Burden - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Chris Burden (born in Boston, Massachusetts in 1946) is an American artist.
Burden's own reputation as a performance artist started to grow in the early 1970s after he made a series of controversial performances in which the idea of personal danger as artistic expression was central.
His most well-known act from that time is perhaps the performance piece Shoot that was made in F Space in Santa Ana, California in 1971, in which he was shot in his left arm by an assistant from a distance of about five meters.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Chris_Burden   (324 words)

 ZWIRNER & WIRTH | Chris Burden
Chris Burden and his work emerged in the early 1970s in Los Angeles amidst a growing movement of “alternative” art forms and groups including earth, body, video, performance and conceptual art.
Burden said that his work is the “acting out of an idea, the materialization of the idea”.
This sinister joke, however, is actually embedded in a larger, multi-layered dialogue Burden has been engaged in from the very first performance, namely questioning the necessity of the art object and the role of the artist and the art viewer in contemporary society.
www.zwirnerandwirth.com /exhibitions/2004/0904Burden/press.html   (876 words)

 | Chris Burden : About the Artist |
Chris Burden is an enormously influential conceptual artist who began exhibiting in 1971.
Chris Burden's recent photogravures come from the world of the Meccano/Erector enthusiast.
Burden and the Crown Point printers pored over these precious objects to choose the images used in these prints.
www.crownpoint.com /artists/burden/burden.html   (307 words)

 Want Chris Crutcher as a keynote speaker or author guest? Here's how to arrange it.   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-11)
Chris has a voice that speaks to both teens and adults, and Whale Talk was the perfect book to bring the two groups together in discussion.
Because of his background as a family therapist, the subjects of his novels, and the passion he has for youth and their dilemmas, I am positive that his insights would be of great value as a speaker for adult audiences as we ponder, "what's with" the youth of our day.
One high school student asked Chris about his feelings on the challenge in Solon and he spoke very openly about intellectual freedom and had many people in tears while he related the true life experience that helped him write the story that was challenged there.
www.chriscrutcher.com /index.2ts?page=speaker   (6475 words)

 angle: a journal of arts and culture
For many a casual observer and art critic alike, interest in Chris Burden's career began abruptly and ended with similar haste at 7:45p.m., November 19, 1971 in a gallery in Santa Ana, California.
A work of Burden's imagination, the bridge does not traverse any tangible obstacle, but is rather a self-referential construction that pushes against the limitations of its own infrastructure, each steel ligament and tendon contributing to the maintenance of its own form.
Burden made a spectacle of his own maledom in many of his early performances.
www.anglemagazine.org /articles/This_Boys_Toys_Chris_Burden_2132.asp   (901 words)

 From bullets to bridges: Chris Burden's new architecture-inspired works were recently on view at several venues in Los ...
Burden's rendition of the latter resembles a kind of stylized ironing board, with a fiat, narrow surface, several feet long, resting on triangular metal supports.
Burden is planning to build an actual bridge on his property in Topanga Canyon, near Los Angeles.
Burden's work was featured in Trespassing: Houses X Artists," at the MAK Center for Art and Architecture, Los Angeles [May 7-July 27, 2003]; Small Skyscraper was shown at Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions [May 1-July 17, 2003].
www.findarticles.com /p/articles/mi_m1248/is_4_92/ai_114924485   (836 words)

 ChristopherRobbins PhpWiki - Chris Burden
It was clean, generally quiet and nonaggressive; it was almost always a fl and white affair which politely limited itself to turgid quasi-phiolosphical investigations into the nature of art.
David A. Ross, Chris Burden's Television, In Sue Henger and Peter Kosenko (Eds) "Chris Burden, a Twenty-Year Survey".
The ingenious way Burden keeps changing its method -- the obsessive way he keeps reinventing his self-test -- forces us to ask what desperate purpose he is proving himself." -Donald Kuspit (1988).
www.grographics.com /wiki/index.php/ChrisBurden   (119 words)

 art.blogging.la: Speaking of irony...
Artists Chris Burden and Nancy Rubins (his wife) had resigned their positions as teachers in UCLA's art department after an art student loaded a gun and fired it during an art performance in class.
Burden, of course, is known for a 1971 performance piece, Shoot, in which he had himself shot in the arm with a.22 rifle.
burden is in the circle, canonized, and you jerk off to him, while this so-called "student" (i already weighed in on the arbitrariness of that distinction, above) is not in the circle, so you knee-jerkedly diss him.
art.blogging.la /archives/002204.phtml   (3570 words)

 Tate Modern | Talks & Discussions | Chris Burden
Chris Burden is a seminal figure who emerged as part of the 1970s American art scene and gained international recognition as one of the most influential artists of his generation.
Burden has exhibited internationally for almost four decades and is currently showing at the South London Gallery.
Burden gives a talk on his work, and this is followed by a question-and-answer session chaired by Margot Heller, director of the South London Gallery.
www.tate.org.uk /modern/eventseducation/talksdiscussions/6294.htm   (129 words)

 Chris Burden
Burden, for instance, executed a series of self-punishing physical ordeals that included having himself shot in the arm.
Not to neglect a bit of controversy, however, Burden pushes legal parameters with the addition of a roof parapet, and the structure is built to be able to function as a domestic dwelling.
By narrowing the gulf between fine art and practical use, as well as between art and industry, Burden’s vision for a humanistic restructuring of the future exposes the disjunction between the values of financial and property groups and the needs of society.
artscenecal.com /ArticlesFile/Archive/Articles2003/Articles0503/CBurdenA.html   (614 words)

 Chris Burden - First Break - Brief Article ArtForum - Find Articles
Shoot took place not long after the Five-Day Locker Piece, 1971, which was in fact Burden's MFA exhibition at University of California, Irvine, an exercise in confinement and sensory deprivation that developed an unforeseen social dimension by turning the artist into a captive audience for campus hall trawlers.
At twenty-five, Burden secured a choice spot in "Body Movements," a 1971 show of Minimal and Conceptual art at the La Jolla Museum of Contemporary Art, alongside such already established figures as Bruce Nauman and Burden's old Pomona College undergraduate professor Mowry Baden.
According to Burden, though, it was a "Man of the Year"--type piece in Esquire in 1973 that exerted the greatest impact.
www.findarticles.com /p/articles/mi_m0268/is_4_40/ai_80856183   (707 words)

 CD Baby: CHRIS BROWN: Burden Of Belief
chris has been receiving information from an unknown source ever since his "kidney operation" at age six months.
beyond the daily tasks of preparation, chris has recorded his own music, and played (usually organ, piano and clavinet - but sometimes trombone, tuba or other things) for many others.
Chris has mastered the art of songwriting, and does so with a purity and honesty that is rare!!!
www.cdbaby.com /cd/cbrown   (236 words)

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Chris Burden first gained international attention in the 1970s as an influential and often controversial figure in the West Coast body art, performance and Conceptual Art movements.
In these extensions of his conceptual works, Burden addresses the artist's relationship to an industrialized and technological society.
A major retrospective of his work, Chris Burden: A Twenty Year Survey, was organized in 1988 by the Newport Harbor Art Museum, California.
www.eai.org /eai/biography.jsp?artistID=411   (194 words)

 EXHIBITION: Chris Burden's The Flying Steamroller   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-11)
In conjunction with the solo exhibition 14 Magnolia Double Lamps on display at the Gallery (15 September - 5 November), the South London Gallery is delighted to present one of Chris Burden's greatest works, The Flying Steamroller.
As the steamroller nears the end of its circular motion, or when the spinning momentum is exhausted, the hydraulic piston is slowly retracted and the steamroller gently lands.
Burden is well-known for incorporating danger into his performances; while The Flying Steamroller is perhaps one of his more whimsical pieces, it still engages with ideas of power and risk.
www.chelsea.arts.ac.uk /27365.htm   (381 words)

This project by Chris Burden with TK Architecture provided this organization with an ideal opportunity to put into practice these institutional goals.
Chris Burden presented his work at Southern California Institute of Architecture (SCI-Arc).
Friday, May 16 at 8 pm, on the grounds of the Schindler House, The MAK Center for Art and Architecture presented, in partnership with Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions, an outdoor screening of early Chris Burden performances from 1971-74 and a documentary on the making of Burden’s seminal 1980 project, Big Wheel.
www.artleak.org /burden.html   (1174 words)

 Chris Burden ( - ) Artwork Images, Exhibitions, Reviews
Chris Burden - Medusa's Head 1990 plywood, steel, ceme The Museum of Modern Art American
Chris Burden - All the Submarines of the United States of America 1987 cardboard, vinyl thr Dallas Museum of Art American
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www.wwar.com /masters/b/burden-chris.html   (1222 words)

 Chris Burden- A Review by Donald Goddard
After all, Chris Burden is still alive after putting himself in jeopardy several times and there are still bridges standing.
Nonetheless, the Burden's bridges are literally paradigms of complexity, with their incredible criss-crossing of struts and their regimented legions of bolts and nuts.
Continuity between consciousness and the world, between the convolutions of human experience and the laws of physics, is curiously distorted, courting and avoiding tragedy, producing comedy.
www.newyorkartworld.com /reviews/burden.html   (602 words)

 Ghost Ship - a new commissioned work by Chris Burden :: School of Engineering Sciences
Ghost Ship is a major public art project by internationally renowned artist Chris Burden commissioned by Locus+ to coincide with The Tall Ships' Races 2005 as part of the 2005 Alive International Festival of the Rivers and the Sea.
In his fusion of aesthetic form and socio-political content, Chris Burden has uniquely combined the essence of minimalist aesthetics with some of the most advanced technological contributions of the industrial age.
An extensive publication on the career of Chris Burden is to be published by Locus+ in 2006.
www.soton.ac.uk /ses/news/2005/july/13July2005.shtml   (934 words)

 CHRIS BURDEN   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-11)
It is a landscape that reflects overtly political contradictions, seen in pieces such as Andy Warhol's Vote McGovern poster, depicting a leering, green-faced Richard Nixon, or Robert Gober's immaculately faked newspaper stacks, or Richard Phillips's portrait of George W Bush.
Or it might echo the relationship between the individual and power: Chris Burden's photograph of himself firing a pistol at an airliner, Felix Gonzales-Torres's puzzles, Cady Noland's images of Lee Harvey Oswald and Patty Hearst.
Since 1997, Burden has built a series of scaled reproductions of bridges using parts from Meccano and Erector engineering sets, popular children's toys during the last century.
www.undo.net /artinpress/artist/CHRIS_BURDEN.html   (959 words)

 Chris Burden   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-11)
In 1971 Chris Burden held a gallery reception.
Burden walked out with two of his friends.
One filmed while the other shot Burden in the arm.
gladstone.uoregon.edu /~kemmett/ChrisBurden.html   (267 words)

 Chris Burden, Performance Artist
Although Burden was more a performance artist than a visual artist, his escapades did engender objects that turned up in art galleries, so he's in this section.
An assistant drove nails through the palms of Burden's hands, into the car’s roof.
This was during the Vietnam war, which probably had a lot to do with the conceptualization and meaning of the piece.
www.virtualvenice.info /visual/burden.htm   (389 words)

 Tate Gallery   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-11)
Chris Burden, one of the must provocative artists working in America today, has created a new work especially for the Tate's Duveen Galleries.
Born in Boston in 1946, Burden has lived in Los Angeles since 1965.
It relates to Burden's view that at the end of the tuwentieth century most people have little or no understanding of how the world we live in functions, how the food we eat is grown, or how the objects we use are manufactured.
www.artmag.com /museums/a_greab/agblsta/agblsta4.html   (173 words)

 Chris Burden Online
Original works by Chris Burden available for purchase at art galleries worldwide
Chris Burden in the Los Angeles County Museum of Art Database
All images and text on this Chris Burden page are copyright 1999-2005 by John Malyon/Artcyclopedia, unless otherwise noted.
www.artcyclopedia.com /artists/burden_chris.html   (142 words)

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Chris Burden is best known for his performance art pieces associated with the Conceptual art movement.
He first achieved notoriety in the 1970's by subjecting himself to danger and physical risk for the sake of artistic expression.
His father was an engineer, and Burden himself was always fascinated by technology and construction.
askart.com /artist/B/chris_burden.asp?ID=60741   (249 words)

 Media Art Net | Burden, Chris: Shoot   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-11)
«In this instant 1 was a sculpture.» Chris Burden means the moment his arm was pierced by a bullet from a (copperjacket) 22 long rifle.
Actually, when a friend pulled the trigger on November 19, 1971 at a distance of 13 feet, the intent was only to graze the artist's arm.
The controversy surrounding «Shoot» was fuelled by the fantasies and fears triggered by shooting and gunshot wounds.
www.medienkunstnetz.de /works/shoot   (279 words)

 Chris Ofili ( - ) Artwork Images, Exhibitions, Reviews
The exhibition includes works by YBA’s such as the Chapman brothers, Gary Hume and Chris Ofili with leading innovators from Scotland such as Toby Paterson, Graham Fagen and Moyna Flannigan.
At the center of the controversy is the collage, entitled Holy Virgin Mary by Chris Ofili.
Depicted with elephant dung and surrounded by magazine cut outs of sexual organs, this image of Virgin Mary is unlike any you have seen before...and to...
wwar.com /masters/o/ofili-chris.html   (843 words)

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