AA Bronson, Lecture
Wednesday, February 17, 2010 at 4:30 PM
AA Bronson is an artist and healer living and working in Toronto and New York City. He is a founding member of the artists’ group General Idea with Felix Partz and Jorge Zontal, which produced over 100 solo exhibitions worldwide in the span of twenty-five years. General Idea is also known for FILE magazine (1972-1989) and for their early and unrelenting involvement in punk, queer theory, AIDS and art activism. Felix Parz and Jorge Zontal both died of AIDS in 1994. Since then Mr. Bronson has produced work that is inextricable from the fabric of his life, focusing on the subject of healing.
AA Bronson has been an institution builder throughout his career, having been a Founding Director of Art Metropole, Toronto, an outlet and archive for artists’ books, audio, and video; a Founding Director of the NY Art Book Fair; and Founding Director of the Institute for Art, Religion and Social Justice, New York. He is currently the Director of Printed Matter, Inc., New York, and is studying part-time for his Master of Divinity at Union Theological Seminary.
He holds an honorary Doctor of Laws from Concordia University and an honorary Doctor of Fine Arts from the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design. In 2008 he was bestowed with the honor of being named an Officer of the Order of Canada.
Wednesday, February 17, 2010
Lecture Room 219
Lewis Center for the Arts
at 185 Nassau Street
Free and open to the public