CHRIS BURDEN
6 FEBRUARY–16 MAY 1999

From the press release 1999: Magasin 3 Stockholm Konsthall is showing three large works by the Chris Burden: "The B-Car", 1975, shown for the first time together with the artist's 118 project drawings. "The Speed of Light Machine", 1979 and "Four Bridges", 1998-99, commissioned for this exhibition.

Chris Burden, born 1946 in Boston, USA, has been in the public's eye since his legendary performances from the early 70's. One example is "Trans-Fixed" where he had himself crucified on the back of a Volkswagen car. After five years as a performance artist, Burden turned to sculpture and installations, of a highly eccentric sort, often manipulating technology by reducing it to artistic absurdities.