The artist group General Idea challenged the art world, but also society in general - and continues to exert a lasting influence with its groundbreaking work spanning 25 years.
In the trio's largest retrospective to date, the Gropius Bau is showing more than two hundred works from the late 1960s to the early 1990s.
Founded in Toronto in 1969, the group, consisting of Felix Partz (1945-1994), Jorge Zontal (1944-1994), and AA Bronson (b. 1946), questioned the production, distribution, and consumption of images through a variety of media.
In doing so, General Idea often used humor and satirical strategies to draw attention to various aspects of consumer culture, mass media, social inequalities, queer identity, the art economy, and the AIDS crisis.
Developed in close collaboration with AA Bronson, the exhibition at Gropius Bau brings together key installations, publications, videos, drawings, paintings, sculptures, and archival material to provide an overview of the development of General Idea's artistic practice.
- Curated by Adam Welch for the National Gallery of Canada and Beatrix Ruf, in collaboration with Zippora Elders, for Gropius Bau.
Organized by the National Gallery of Canada in collaboration with Gropius Bau.
The entrance to the Gropius Bau via the barrier-free access is suitable for people with limited mobility, wheelchairs and strollers. This is located to the left of the main entrance and is additionally signposted in front of the main entrance.
The building has barrier-free access to all three exhibition floors. Wheelchairs and mobile stools can also be borrowed from the checkroom.
Restrooms for all genders as well as barrier-free restrooms can be found in the basement (restroom for all genders) and on the second floor.
Recognized companions of people with severe disabilities receive free admission.