• Burden (2017)


Release Date: May 5th, 2017

Not Yet Rated |1 hr 28 min

Plot Summary

Illustrated with performances, private videos, and recollections from those who knew him, we observe the life of the always provocative artist Chris Burden, whose work consistently challenged ideas about the limits and nature of modern art, from his notorious performances in the 1970s to his later assemblages, installations, kinetic and static sculptures, and scientific models.

Cast: John McEnroe, Marina Abramovic, Frank O. Gehry, Vito Acconci, Larry Gagosian

Director: Timothy Marrinan , Richard Dewey

Genres: Documentary

Production Co: Magnolia Pictures

Keywords: 2000s, 1970s, Quest, Office, Fascinating, 1980s, Friend, 1990s, Creative, Intense, 2010s

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Ratings & Reviews

  • 85
    Dave WhiteTheWrap

    A respectful, reserved, and charming documentary. show more

  • 70
    John DeForeThe Hollywood Reporter

    Even for viewers who know much more about Burden than that thing with the rifle, it's almost certain to trigger a hunger for more. show more

  • 75
    Glenn KennyRogerEbert.com

    He was a real artist and, especially if you believe that art is all about asking questions, about life and about art, he was a great one. show more

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