AA Bronson is a New York based artist, curator, healer and writer. He is currently Executive Director of Printed Matter and the NY Art Book Fair. In 1969 he founded General Idea with Felix Partz and Jorge Zontal; they lived and worked together for 25 years, founding FILE Magazine and Art Metropole, and exhibiting internationally. Since 1994 AA has had a solo practice, including solo exhibitions at Vienna Secession; The Power Plant, Toronto; Whitney and Montreal Biennials; MCA Chicago, and The Morris and Helen Belkin Art Gallery, Vancouver.
A HISTORY OF PRINTED MATTER
September 5–November 1, 2008
Learn to Read Art: A History of Printed Matter features a selection of Printed Matter’s archives of artist books and editions from 1976 to the present, curated by AA Bronson. The archive features work by John Baldessari, Liam Gillick, Rodney Graham, Martin Kippenberger, Rita McBride, Yoko Ono, Martha Rosler, Lawrence Weiner and numerous others.
Printed Matter, based in New York, is the largest non-profit organization dedicated to the examination and interrogation of the changing role of artists’ publications in the landscape of contemporary art. Founded in 1976 by a collective of artists and art workers, it is recognized as an essential voice in the increasingly diversified art world conversations and debates.
Like Printed Matter, Artspeak was founded by artists and writers, and has a 22-year history of its own artist publications and editions. Learn to Read Art: A History of Printed Matter is an opportunity to cohort with an important like-minded organization, furthering the dialogue around artists’ publications and editions in Vancouver and beyond.
September 6, 2008
Talk by Learn to Read Art curator AA Bronson.