Artist talk: Chris Burden

On April 5th 2013, Magasin 3 invited the Los Angeles-based artist Chris Burden to Stockholm to give an artist talk coinciding with his exhibition. The legendary artist spoke about his artistic practice, addressing both his new works and how he relates to his earlier performances. Burden specifically discussed works that are in the collection at Magasin 3, many of which propose technical solutions for man’s movement through space. Chris Burden has been active artistically since the 1970s, when he achieved notoriety for controversial performances in which he put his personal safety at risk. These works often went on for several days, and to a closed audience, which even in that day fostered a sense of legend and myth around the artist’s works.

Recorded April 5, 2013 at Bio Rio, Stockholm

Language: English

Duration: 40 min

Artist talks