Harry Burke

Simone Leigh, Panoptica, 2019, Terracotta, steel, and raf a, 3178 x 305 cm

Installation view, “The Hugo Boss Prize 2018: Simone Leigh, Loophole of Retreat”, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, 2019 

Photo: David Heald © 2019 The Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation and Simone Leigh. Courtesy the artist 

"Just as automation envisions a future of work without workers, algorithms envision humanism without humans." By Harry Burke 

 Candice LIN La Charada China  (2018)

Candice LIN
La Charada China (2018)

An interview with co-curator Mali Wu by Harry Burke

Lu Yang fuses virtual with actual architectures, luring the viewer into syncretic hells of augmented realities. With high-energy soundtracks and by tapping into the realms of ancient Buddhism, cyberfeminism, and technoreligions, her installations and videos conjure spiritual stimulants, curious deities, death, and posthuman life forms. By Harry Burke

 Iki Nakagawa, video still, courtesy of The Kitchen

Iki Nakagawa, video still, courtesy of the Kitchen

With his new book the author attempts to turn the “trance” of everyday life pink. While introducing it in New York’s The Kitchen the American poet also played the piano.

 Shanzhai Biennial No. 1 , Beijing Design Week, 2012, mixed media

Shanzhai Biennial No. 1, Beijing Design Week, 2012, mixed media

Questions of appropriation have never been easy, but the New York-based artists collective Shanzhai Biennial uses the strategy of the copy – or, better, a copy of the strategy – as a way of refusing easy categorization, whether as parody, masquerade, parasitism, critique, or something else. Their work raises questions about the spectacle, globalization, branding, and, as Harry Burke argues, compels us to reconsider the relationship between art and image.

 Photo: Vae Vae Chan

Photo: Vae Vae Chan

With his denim installations, colourful body paintings, and dreamy videos, Korakrit Arunanondchai has achieved a quick and controversial success on the art world's stage. By Harry Burke.

 Paul Kneale Still from  SEO and Co , 2014 Digital video, 30 min., looped From left to right: Oscar Khan, Harry Burke, Nina Cristante  

Paul Kneale
Still from SEO and Co, 2014
Digital video, 30 min., looped
From left to right: Oscar Khan, Harry Burke, Nina Cristante


“Generation Wuss” only wants to be liked, is incapable of dealing with criticism, and takes everything too seriously – this was the gist of a recent piece by Bret Easton Ellis in Vanity Fair. Responding to this no-holds-barred attack on today‘s twenty-somethings, the writer Harry Burke comes to his generation’s defence.