Robert J. Horvitz

  • Donald Burgy: Participating in the Universe

    DONALD BURGY'S WORK WAS INCLUDED in several major exhibitions of Conceptual art in 1969–70 (MoMA’s “Information” and the Jewish Museum’s “Software” to name two), but prior to that time he had already begun to shift his attention away from the descriptive scientific documentation of selected objects. Thus, his sub-sequent work, quite different in spirit, is still largely unrecognized. Abandoning the use of raw data, Burgy has increasingly turned to linguistic abstraction as a means of engaging the viewer’s imagination, with briefly stated but powerfully scaled propositions about the world and