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Page from Bill Burns’s artist’s project   (© Bill Burns)

Esopus 18 (Spring 2012)
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Artist’s Project: Bill Burns

By Bill Burns

A portfolio of drawings related to a book of the artist’s photographs from 2011.

Artist Bill Burns’s work about animals and advanced industrialism has been shown in solo projects at the KW Institute for Contemporary Art, Berlin (2007); the Institute of Contemporary Arts, London (2008); and the Fondacion Cristina Enea, San Sebastian, Spain (2010). Recent group exhibitions include those at the Seoul Museum of Art, Seoul, Korea (2002); the Museum of Modern Art, New York (2005/2006); and MASS MoCA, North Adams, MA (2012). Burns’s published works include When Pain Strikes (University of Minnesota Press, Minneapolis, 1999); Three Books and an Audio CD about Plants and Animals and War (Verlag der Buchhandlung Walther König, Cologne, Germany, 2011); and Dogs and Boats and Airplanes Told in the Form of Ivan the Terrible (Space Poetry, Copenhagen, Denmark, 2011). He lives and works in Toronto, Canada.