Minefield

In 1973 Tim Burns created a problem in the art paddock that became the post-titled "Minefield". In October last year, 2016 (for the future), A+A, formerly Art and Australia, published Minefield, a small book of critical essays written in response to the work. Artlink has published a review I wrote of the book (it's in good company: published at the same time as 'Data Visual' the issue guest edited by Ian Millis). As per its title the work continues to be incendiary, an extended version of the review will be published here as an essay in the coming days.

Tim Burns, Minefield, 1973. Still of Super 8 footage by Bill Clements. Courtesy Tim Burns

Tim Burns, Minefield, 1973. Still of Super 8 footage by Bill Clements. Courtesy Tim Burns