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.
Barthes, Burgin, Barre oblique
Ryan Bishop and Sunil Manghani
Works on Paper by Roland Barthes
An Exercise in Drawing
Victor Burgin and Sunil Manghani
A Place to Read
Ryan Bishop and Victor Burgin
About the Author
Sunil Manghani is Reader in Critical and Cultural Theory within Winchester School of Art at the University of Southampton.