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General Idea -
A colossal compendious overview of the revered and subversive queer Canadian collective, designed in collaboration with AA Bronson: the most comprehensive source on General Idea.
Also available in English edition.
Founded in Toronto in 1969 by Felix Partz, Jorge Zontal—both dead in 1994—and AA Bronson, the collective General Idea adopted a generic identity that "freed it from the tyranny of individual genius." Their complex intermingling of reality and fiction took the form of a transgressive and often parodic take on art and society. Treating the image as a virus infiltrating every aspect of the real world, General Idea set out to colonize it, modify its content and so come up with an alternative version of reality.
Paintings, installations, sculptures, photographs, videos, magazines, and TV programs: General Idea's is an authentically multimedia oeuvre, that has lost nothing of its freshness and can now be seen as anticipating certain aspects of a current art scene undergoing radical transformation.

See also AA Bronson.
Edited by AA Bronson and Adam Welch.
Texts by AA Bronson, Adam Welch, David Balzer, Diedrich Diederichsen, Dominic Johnson, Theodore Kerr, Alex Kitnick, Sholem Krishtalka, Elisabeth Lebovici, Philip Monk, Diana Nemiroff; foreword by Sasha Suda; interview by Beatrix Ruf.
published in October 2022
French edition
30 x 27 cm (softcover)
768 pages (ill.)
ISBN : 978-3-03764-586-4
EAN : 9783037645864
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