Chris Burden: Extreme Measures
October 2 2013 – January 12 2014
The New Museum presents “Chris Burden: Extreme Measures,” an expansive presentation of Chris Burden’s work that marks the first New York survey of the artist and his first major exhibition in the US in over twenty-five years. Occupying all five floors of the Museum, “Extreme Measures” offers an extraordinary opportunity to examine the ways in which Burden has continuously investigated the breaking point of materials, institutions, and even himself. The exhibition also features an ambitious installation on the exterior of the Museum.
“Chris Burden: Extreme Measures” is organized by Lisa Phillips, Toby Devan Lewis Director, with Massimiliano Gioni, Associate Director and Director of Exhibitions, Jenny Moore, Associate Curator (until July 2013), and Margot Norton, Assistant Curator. The exhibition is accompanied by a fully illustrated catalogue including essays by scholars Thomas Crow, Amelia Jones, Guy Nordenson, ￼and Johanna Burton, and artists Oscar Tuazon, Matthew Day Jackson, and Tom Marioni, among others.
Chris Burden (b. 1946 Boston, MA) attended Pomona College and received hisMFA from the University of California in 1971. He had a retrospective exhibition (organized by Paul Schimmel) at the Newport Harbor Art Museum, Newport Beach, CA, in 1988 and at MAK-Austrian Museum of Applied Arts, Vienna, in 1996. His work was presented in the 48th Venice Biennale and at the Tate Gallery in 1999. In 2008, the Public Art Fund presented WHAT MY DAD GAVE ME, one of his skyscraper sculptures, at Rockefeller Center in New York City.