The eighth edition of Migrating Forms, running March 24–30, includes works by General Idea, Cauleen Smith, Jonathas de Andrade, Sondra Perry, and others.
A retrospective in Mexico City traces the Canadian trio’s evolution from Fluxus-inflected performance directives to twists on commercial objects and images directly addressing the HIV/AIDS epidemic.
LONDON — Hexenmeister, AA Bronson’s first solo show at Maureen Paley, calls to mind his recent House of Shame at the Gwangju Biennial, featuring Bronson’s particular combination of queer themes and shamanic practices.
Food, broadly defined, is a necessary sustenance that may also incorporate artistic practice — cooking, cuisine, and presentation.
There’s something about General Idea that always felt ahead of its time. Videos like “Shut the Fuck Up” (1984) foreshadows the mashup culture of today but with a decidedly anti-establishment feel, even though they were obviously designed for the capitalist art market.
On February 11, the first major retrospective of the work of the world-renowned Canadian art collective General Idea opened at the Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris with 300 objects, and I took the opportunity to interview AA Bronson about General Idea and his thoughts on the group.