• Spotlight: General Idea

    Spotlight: General Idea

    Photo © Annik Wetter courtesy of MAMCO, Geneva

     

    For our Spotlight this week we present General Idea's, S/HE, 1976.

     

    On the occasion of Frieze New York 2021 (May 5–9) and our solo presentation with General Idea in collaboration with Mitchell-Innes & Nash we are pleased to present General Idea's S/HE as part of our Spotlight series.

     

    Playing with gender, the two groups of five black-and-white photographs show two models, one male, one female, both professional fashion models from General Idea’s circle of friends. Each model illustrates five roles more usually assigned as male or female: Celebrity, Architect, Muse, Olympian, and Empress.

     

    Click here to see the full Spotlight!

  • "The Challenge: We are in this together" – Esther Schipper for The New Institute

    Photo © Kristian Schuller

     

    For its December newsletter, titled "The Challenge: We are in this together", The New Institute asked Esther Schipper – among other thinkers and practitioners – to share her insights and analysis on the current global pandemic. For the occasion, Esther Schipper selected artworks by the gallery artists showing that the questions of viruses and pandemics have been among us for a long time.

     

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  • Playing Doctor: General Idea Multiples

    Agnes Etherington Art Centre, Queen's University, Ontario January 16 – April 12, 2020 www.agnes.queensu.ca
    Playing Doctor: General Idea Multiples

    General Idea, Playing Doctor, 1992, chromogenic print, 76,2 x 53,3 cm (unframed), 89 x 66,5 x 3,5 cm (framed)
    Photo © The Estate of General Idea

     

    Affordable and ubiquitous, General Idea multiples were an activist means of disseminating activism. The Canadian collective, comprising AA Bronson, Felix Partz and Jorge Zontal, was an international artistic force. From the 1970s through early 1990s, they sent into the world art editions in various media that played upon consumerism, collaboration, media culture, queer counterculture and AIDS. Playing Doctor samples three decades of multiples-making from the Agnes collection, revealing the interconnectedness of General Idea’s ironic, often humorous, and self-referential practice.

     

    More information on the exhibition HERE.

  • General Idea: Photographs (1962-1982)

    MAMCO, Geneva Through January 28, 2018 www.mamco.ch
    General Idea: Photographs (1962-1982)

    General Idea, Portrait of AA Bronson, 1973, vintage silver gelatin print, 12,5 x 17,5 cm (unframed), 15,5 x 20,5 x 4 cm (framed)

    Photo: © The Estate of General Idea

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