Published by Edition Patrick Frey. Edited with foreword by Vincent Simon. Essay by Paul Clinton. Text by Philip Aarons, Defne Ayas, Elijah Burger, Matthias Herrmann, Richard John Jones, Bradford Kessler, Terence Koh, Sholem Krishtalka, Mark Jan Krayenhoff van de Leur, Gareth Long, Chrysanne Stathacos, Scott Treleaven, Louwrien Wijers. Interview by Frédéric Bonnet.
A nocturnal secret ritual performed by two naked men in a hotel room in the Netherlands; a woven tent where the artist dressed as a mage encounters visitors to share their traumas; butt plugs adorned with rooster feathers; a Zen garden of mugwort: these are just a few of the works that AA Bronson (born 1946) has created in the last few years. After his General Idea partners Felix Partz and Jorge Zontal died in 1994, Bronson had to learn how to create a new community of work, friendship and love. This book emphasizes the social dimension in his work through an overview of exhibitions made between 2013 and 2018. The book is in two parts: a monographic section, with an essay and an interview with the artist, brings together the works and the exhibitions; in the second part, friends describe the artist’s five years of community life.
Published by Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago. By AA Bronson.
Negative Thoughts is AA Bronson's first major project outside of the context of General Idea, the artist collective which he co-founded with Jorge Zontal and Felix Partz. From 1986 until the deaths of Zontal and Partz in 1994, General Idea focused on addressing the AIDS crisis. The group became known for their temporary public artworks, which used existing forms of communication and distribution, such as billboards, magazines, subway posters, television, and the Internet. The exhibition documented here combines three works by General Idea along with new works of Bronson's as a meditation on the themes of life and death in the age of AIDS. This accompanying catalogue, designed both to stand on its own and to extend the exhibition to a wider audience, combines an extended memoir with approximately 50 photographs of the artist and his friends to form an autobiographical reflection on Bronson's relation to death, AIDS, and life beyond AIDS.
PUBLISHER Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago
BOOK FORMAT Paperback, 5 x 8 in. / 112 pgs / 50 color
PUBLISHING STATUS Pub Date 2/2/2001 No longer our product
DISTRIBUTION D.A.P. Exclusive Catalog: SPRING 2001
PRODUCT DETAILS ISBN 9780933856660TRADE List Price: $20.00 CDN $25.00