Galerie Barbara Thumm \ Teresa Burga – Insomnia

\Teresa BurgaInsomnia15.09. - 03.11.2018

Teresa Burga, *1935 – 2021,
lived and worked in Lima

Photo © Jens Ziehe

Insomnia concentrates on conceptual works of the 1970s in which Burga clearly positions herself within newly developed radical conceptual strategies oft he late 1960s, distancing herself from traditional artistic expressions and striving to analyse the condition in which art forms could exist systematically.

Burga conveyed her thought processes and aesthetic programm by the means of text, (project proposals) drawing and technical scetches for objects. Since the rediscovery of Teresa Burga´s oeuvre in the early 2000, it has been our goal to research, and trace lost and unknown works. Objects were produced according to vintage instructions, installations re-constructed and re-enacted. In this context, we were able to construct an early work, the Heartbeat Machineaccording to a vintage drawing of 1970. The machine constitute the artist first attempt to contstruct a self portrait out of medical data. Two years later, this idea was incorporated at the core oft he larger installation Autorretratto. The Heartbeat Machinewas premiered in 2018 in the soloshow at the SMAK in Ghentand was later presented as part of the Radical Womanshow.

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Galerie Barbara Thumm \ Teresa Burga – Insomnia
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Works on Paper
Galerie Barbara Thumm \ Teresa Burga – Insomnia

Estate Teresa Burga

Borges / Tapestry (2018)
Jacquard tissue / textile
266 x 200 cm
Edition of 2 + 1 AP
SOLD
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Wall drawing after Insomnia Drawing 18 (1990)
Faber-Castell Polychromos No 137, 199 and 219
Dimension variable
Unique
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Estate Teresa Burga

Wall drawing after Insomnia Drawing 32 (1990)
Faber-Castell Polychromos No 199
Dimension variable
Unique
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Estate Teresa Burga

Sin titulo (Heartbeat Machine) (1970 - 2018)
Ballpoint pen on paper
MDF-object with 40 LED-lights, sound, heartbeat recording cardiogramme
Heartbeat Machine-Object: 223,5 x 30,5 x 8,9 cm
Drawing: 54,50 x 66,50 x 4 cm (framed)
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Estate Teresa Burga

Insomnia Drawing (40) (2000)
Black, blue and red pen on paper
Framed 28 x 33 x 3,2 cm
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Estate Teresa Burga

Insomnia Drawing (42) (2001)
Black, red and blue pen on paper
11 x 11,2 cm
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Estate Teresa Burga

Insomnia Drawing (36) (1999)
Black and red pen on paper
16 x 21,2 cm
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Estate Teresa Burga

Insomnia Drawing (46) (2000)
Black and red pen on paper
Framed 28 x 33 x 3,2 cm
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Estate Teresa Burga

Insomnia Drawing (35) (1991)
Black and red pen on paper
24,7 x 21,1 cm
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Estate Teresa Burga

Insomnia Drawing (9) (1981)
Pen on paper
Framed 27,8 x 32,8 x 3,2 cm
SOLD
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Estate Teresa Burga

Insomnia Drawing (32) (1990)
Pen on paper
Framed 27,8 x 32,8 x 3,2 cm
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Estate Teresa Burga

Insomnia Drawing (31) (1990)
Black, red and blue pen on paper
21 x 28,2 cm
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