Victor Burgin. That

From 10 October 2023
to 28 January 2024

Jeu de Paume

1 place de la Concorde
75008 Paris

Victor Burgin is an artist and theorist born in 1941 in Great Britain. This exhibition spans his artistic activity over more than fifty years.
It includes conceptual works from his youth, phototextual works from the 1970s and 1980s, as well as video works created between 2006 and 2023.

Victor Burgin gained recognition in the late 1960s through his contributions to the earliest museum exhibitions marking the birth of conceptual art, as exemplified by the exhibition “When Attitudes Become Form” organized in 1969 at the Kunsthalle in Berne. His work focuses on exploring the relationships between still images, moving images, and words, often in their narrative and semiotic functions.

The exhibition at the Jeu de Paume presents a selection of works from 1970 to the present day, ranging from his pieces that blend texts and photographic images to his current production of videos created using 3D digital modeling. The works are arranged to juxtapose the different periods of his work, highlighting the essence of his artistic concerns and the evolution of his approach.

No additional materials, such as wall texts, quotations, or annotated labels, accompany the works presented in the exhibition, allowing visitors to retain a high degree of interpretive freedom.



Pia Viewing


Victor Burgin, "A place to read" 2010, Vidéo en boucle

Victor Burgin
A place to read
Video loop
© Victor Burgin