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AA Bronson’s Garten der Lüste — a 5-day hybrid installation featuring performances and artworks — will inaugurate KW’s second exhibition season of 2018 as part of its Pause series.
In this project, AA Bronson (born 1946, Vancouver) continues his practice of enfolding his community of artists within his own performances and artworks. The project takes Hieronymus Bosch’s infamous painting “The Garden of Earthly Delights” (circa 1500) as its starting point. To analyze Hieronymus Bosch’s triptych is an attempt to describe the indescribable and to decipher the indecipherable — an exercise in madness. The project could be seen as a queer adaptation that executes this madness through various spirits and universes.
A pioneer of collaborative and queer visual art practice, AA Bronson is the sole surviving member of the art collective General Idea (1969–94). He has had a long history with political and social issues in art and publishing, and has collaborated with many generations of artists across many disciplines. He is a founder of FILE Magazine, Toronto; Art Metropole, Toronto; The NY Art Book Fair, New York; The Institute for Art, Religion and Social Justice, New York; and AA Bronson’s School for Young Shamans, which is nomadic. In the last decades he has knitted elements from various religions into his work, from Tibetan Buddhism and Shamanism to Ceremonial Magic, and Santería.
AA Bronson’s Garten der Lüste will take place during Gallery Weekend Berlin at the KW Institute of Contemporary Art (Auguststraße 69, Berlin, Germany) between April 26–29, 2018.
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