Centre Photographique d'Ile-de-France, Pontault-Combault, France
14 Oct 2023 - 21 Jan 2024

(in parallel to the monographic exhibition That at Jeu de Paume, Paris)

Place(s) presents an ensemble of enigmatic works by internationally-known artist, theorist and teacher Victor Burgin (b. 1941, Great Britain).


This exhibition, which is taking place in parallel to That, a monographic exhibition at the Jeu de Paume in Paris, looks back at the decisive changes in Burgin’s approach between 1976 and 1984. After a period during which he appropriated advertising images, he began taking his own black & white photos that were informed by a street photography aesthetic. Combining words and images, his works focused on issues such as the class struggle and gender discrimination, providing a critical analysis of the politics of representation and the construction of ideology, while exploring the multiple interpretations of images.