AA on ASSID
AA Bronson on Art, Society, Sexuality and Identity
Location: Het Huis Main Stage
Conversation in four chapters with Bart Rutten //
Artist, healer and curator AA Bronson is widely considered one of the most radical artists living today; a pioneer of conceptual and queer art. A founding member of the legendary art collective General Idea, over the course of the 80s and 90s he became known for his early involvement in punk, AIDS activism, independent publishing and radical education. Bronson’s work explores themes such as love, sexuality, violence, mourning and trauma through ritual performances as well as many other mediums, including the AIDS wallpaper in the collection of the Centraal Museum.
What has changed in the way his work is received, from the General Idea projects to his contemporary work? How has the meaning of Love changed over the last decades? How have developments in technology and media influenced the way we perceive and engage in intimacy, friendship, sexuality, relationships?
At the IMPAKT Festival 2021 Modern Love, AA Bronson will reflect on his work (spanning over four decades) and, in informal conversation with Centraal Museum director Bart Rutten, connect it to current developments, in four chapters: Art, Society, Sexuality and IDentity.
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Sholem Krishtalka, AA Bronson (2020). Oil on canvas. Collection of AA Bronson. Image courtesy of the artist