General Idea

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General Idea at Migrating Forms
Peter Jay Sharp Building
BAM Rose Cinemas 30 Lafayette Ave
Brooklyn, NY, 11217

Program 1: Saturday, March 25, 2017 | 8:30pm
Program 2: Wednesday, March 29, 2017 | 9:00pm

EAI will partner with Migrating Forms festival to present two programs by artist collective General Idea (1969-1994).

General Idea (AA Bronson, Felix Partz and Jorge Zontal) forged a unique conceptual practice that deployed parody and irony to critique the artworld and popular media culture. In performances, installations, video, photography, prints, and editions, they explored social phenomena ranging from the production, distribution and consumption of mass media images to gay identity and the AIDS crisis.

Now in its eighth annual edition, Migrating Forms spotlights a range of moving-image work from international festivals, museums, biennials, and microcinemas in the common context of the cinema.
P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center 22-25 Jackson Ave at the intersection of 46th Ave
Long Island City, NY 11101

November 1, 2009 - April 26, 2010
Thursday - Monday, noon - 6 pm

EAI presented 45 Years of Performance Video from EAI, a survey of four decades of artists' engagement with video and performance. This project is presented in conjunction with 100 Years, an exhibition on the history of performance art organized by P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center and Performa 09.
EAI 535 West 22nd Street, 5th Floor
New York, NY 10011

Wednesday, March 10, 2010, 6:30 pm

EAI presented a screening of works by groundbreaking art collective General Idea. EAI screened three videos from the late 1970s and early '80s: Test Tube (1979), Loco (1982) and Shut the Fuck Up (1984). AA Bronson, a founding member of General Idea, introduced the screening and participated in a post-screening Q&A with the audience.