Chris Burden

Chris Burden exposed the foundation of the museum

Introduction In his works, Chris Burden goes beyond limits to produce immemorable installations that have revolutionized art. Many of his works involve commitment, hard work, and ethos that bring out metaphoric power akin to his performances. Exposing the Foundation of the Museum At the Museum of Contemporary art (MOCA), Chris created a revered installation that …

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Chris Burden’s Samson tries to destroy a museum from within

Introduction What do you think would happen if you connect a 100-ton jack to a turnstile and gearbox? In case you feel confused with all that, then you’re probably unfamiliar with Chris Burden’s Samson. Burden (1946-2015) has managed to employ different items to create a stunning piece of artwork. Apart from the items above, the …

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Our top 10 from Art Basel Switzerland 2017

Since being introduced in 2000, Art Basel’s Unlimited section shows artworks such as large-scale sculptures, video installations and performances that may not fit in the traditional art-booth framework. This is our top 10 selection of this year’s Unlimited. All comments on the works below are citations from Gianni Jetzer, the curator of Unlimited (2017). Nick …

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Chris Burden an got enormous meteorite on eBay for this installation

Introduction Chris Burden was not exactly an everyday artist. While his previous work usually involved a form of danger (see Shoot), his last works have still been about performance, but mostly involved creating very much advanced models of working machines. One of such of his works was sitting in the New Museum, NYC in 2013. …

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