Stockholm

Stockholm

Chris Burden

Magasin 3 Projekt (Djurgårdsbrunn)
Djurgårdsbrunnsvägen 68
September 12, 1998–January 17, 1999

It’s hard to believe Chris Burden hasn’t had a major show in Scandinavia until now, but this exhibition of work from three decades should make up for lost time. Burden’s 1975 B–Car will be presented along with 120 preparatory drawings. The Speed of Light Machine, 1983, a visionary installation that deals with traveling on a more cosmic level, stands in for the artist’s work from the ’8os. The whopper here is Four Bridges, a newly commissioned site-specific piece built with a Meccano erector set. The show as a whole brings together speculative science and boyish wonder—or in curator David Neuman’s words, “toys and transcendence.”