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AMT Visiting Artist Lecture Series: AA Bronson

6:15 p.m.

The Visiting Artists Lecture Series is sponsored by the School of Art, Media, and Technology (AMT) at Parsons The New School for Design. Organized by Coco Fusco, director of Intermedia Initiatives at AMT, the series invites renowned artists from around the world to give free public presentations each Wednesday.

AA Bronson formed the collaborative General Idea with Felix Partz and Jorge Zontal in 1969. The trio lived and worked together for 25 years, undertaking more than 100 exhibitions and public art projects. They were known for their magazine FILE (1972–1989), their production of low-cost multiples, and their early involvement in punk, queer theory, and AIDS activism. In 1974, General Idea founded Art Metropole, a distribution center and archive for artists’ books, audio, video, and multiples, in Toronto. From 1987 through 1994, they focused their work on the subject of AIDS. Since his partners died in 1994, Bronson has produced work focusing on death, grieving, and healing. He served as the director of Printed Matter, Inc, from 2004 to 2010. Bronson also founded the Institute for Art, Religion, and Social Justice at Union Theological Seminary.

Anna-Maria and Stephen Kellen Auditorium, Sheila C. Johnson Design Center, 66 Fifth Avenue

Free; no tickets or reservations required; seating is first-come first-served