May 11, 2015

R.I.P. Chris Burden


Chris Burden, a pioneering body artist, provocateur, sculptor, shaman, professor and postconceptualist, died yesterday in Topanga Canyon, California. He was 69.

I love Burden's work; it had transgression, progression and passion always. I taught his theories for 20 years, how he changed performance and sculpture forever. I have posted often about him and here's a selection:

"Chris's Burden" 10/07

"Mining the Vain" 10/08

"An (Un)Burdened Prescence" 11/13