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A new critical consideration of the writings and works of Roland Barthes and Victor Burgin

The influence of Roland Barthes on Burgin’s work is well documented. Equally, Burgin’s prominence as an artist and theorist concerned with text and image offers a productive dialogue with Barthes’ work. Victor Burgin has long been considered both theorist and practitioner, while Barthes is more known as a theorist and writer. In bringing to the fore Barthes’s practice of painting and drawing, Barthes/Burgin prompts a new critical consideration of Barthes/Burgin, theory/practice, writing/making and criticality/visuality.

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Barthes, Burgin, Barre oblique
Ryan Bishop and Sunil Manghani

Works on Paper by Roland Barthes

An Exercise in Drawing
Sunil Manghani

Reading Barthes
Victor Burgin and Sunil Manghani

A Place to Read
Victor Burgin

Still Moving
Ryan Bishop and Victor Burgin

Victor Burgin

Victor Burgin

About the Author

Ryan Bishop is Professor of Global Art and Politics at Winchester School of Art and Co-Director of the Winchester Centre for Global Futures in Art Design & Media at the University of Southampton. He co-edits Cultural Politics (Duke UP) with John Armitage and Doug Kellner, and he edits the book series Theory Now for Polity Press. His research areas include critical theory, art, media, literary studies, technology, urbanism and militarisation of daily life.

Sunil Manghani is Reader in Critical and Cultural Theory within Winchester School of Art at the University of Southampton.

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