VICTOR BURGIN: On Paper

November 1 - December 6, 2013

Victor BURGIN's exhibition encompasses a selection of his paper-based works from the late 1960s until today, focusing on his radical intervention into mainstream media through the interplay of text and image. 

 

The exhibition features some key works from the '70s and '80s that deconstruct photographic images in relation to their juxtaposed texts, such as Framed (1977, from the series US 77), which subverts a Marlboro cigarette campaign, and Possession (1976), a series of 500 posters installed throughout the city of Newcastle upon Tyne showing a man and woman embracing next to the statement 'What does possession mean to you? / 7% of our population own 84% of our wealth'.