Tour | General Idea
Guided tour of the current exhibition "General Idea" with the artist AA Bronson. AA Bronson founded the artist group General Idea in 1969 with Felix Partz and Jorge Zontal. Over the next 25 years they lived and worked together, creating a living work of art of their togetherness.
They have hosted over 100 solo exhibitions as well as countless group exhibitions and temporary public art projects. They were known for their magazine FILE (1972-1989), their tireless production of low-budget editions, and their early involvement with punk, queer theory, AIDS activism, and other manifestations of the Other.
In 1974 they founded Art Metropole, Toronto, a distribution center and archive for artists' books, audio, video and multiples, which they conceived as a shop and archive for their total work of art: the Miss General Idea Pavillion from 1984, a kind of meta-museum. From 1987 to 1994 they focused their work on the topic of AIDS.
Meeting point: Gropius Bau, 1st floor
Price info: Free admission