Chris Burden: Extreme Measures
documents the New Museum's retrospective of this seminal artist's work. The book is contextualized around major themes, and illuminates a practice that is as unique as it is influential. For four decades, Chris Burden’s work has redefined the boundaries of the sculptural field. Whether subjecting himself to extremes of physical suffering or reconfiguring forgotten urban objects and toy models to create potent signifiers of a time and place, the brute force of Burden’s work in the physical realm reverberates through the psychic one.
Organized around themes like the Myth of the American West, the Institution, Gender Roles, and Model Making, the book reexamines preoccupations that span the artist’s long career.
Edited by Lisa Phillips and Massimiliano Gioni.
- 248 pages, 9.5 x 11.5 x 1.1 inches
- Illustrated throughout in color