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Winchester School of Art

Professor  Victor  Burgin 

Professor of Visual Culture

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Victor Burgin is an artist and writer.

He was educated at the Royal College of Art and Yale University, and holds honorary doctoral degrees from the University of Liège and Sheffield Hallam University. He is Professor Emeritus of History of Consciousness at the University of California, Santa Cruz; and Emeritus Millard Chair of Fine Art at Goldsmiths College, University of London. In 2015 Burgin was a Visiting Professor in the Department of Cinema and Media Studies at the University of Chicago, and in 2016 a Mellon Fellow at the University of Pennsylvania. Burgin’s theory books include The Camera: Essence and Apparatus (2018), Parallel Texts: interviews and interventions about art (2011), Situational Aesthetics (2009), The Remembered Film (2004), In/Different Spaces: place and memory in visual culture (1996), The End of Art Theory: criticism and postmodernity (1986), and Thinking Photography (1982). Monographs on his visual work include, Psychical Realism: The work of Victor Burgin (2020); Seeing Degree Zero (2019); Victor Burgin’s Parzival in Leuven (2017); Scripts (2016), Barthes/Burgin (2016); Palmanova (2016), Projective (2015), Five Pieces for Projection (2014), Components of a Practice (2008), and Victor Burgin: Objets Temporels (2007). Burgin’s most recent book is the text-image work Afterlife (2019). His still and moving image work is represented in public collections that include the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Walker Art Center, Minneapolis; Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; Museum of Modern Art, New York; Victoria and Albert Museum and The Tate, London; Museum Ludwig, Cologne, and the Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris.

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