AA Bronson

Image from OPC event number 47
Image taken from the recording of event no. 47 of the Open Practice Committee

February 10, 2012
Classics Building, University of Chicago

AA Bronson, a New York City artist, discusses the history of art from the 1960s when he left university to found a free school, a commune, and an underground newspaper.

Bronson formed the artists' group General Idea with Felix Partz and Jorge Zontal. For the next 25 years they lived and worked together to produce art and be involved in punk, queer theory, and AIDS activism. Since his partners died in 1994, Bronson has produced work focused on the subject of death, grieving, and healing. From 2004 to 2010 he was the Director of Printed Matter, Inc. in New York City, founding the annual NY Art Book Fair in 2006, of which he is now Director.