VICTOR BURGIN Voyage to Italy
Edited by Hubertus von Amelunxen and Thomas Zander.
Published by Hatje Cantz Verlag, Göttingen.
104 pages, 67 illustrations
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 artist’s 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.