PHOTO: © Außenansicht, Foto: Luca Girardini

General Idea

In the organizer's words:

The artist group General Idea challenged the art world, but also society in general - and continues to exert a lasting influence with its groundbreaking work spanning 25 years. In the trio's largest retrospective to date, the Gropius Bau is showing more than 200 works from the late 1960s to the early 1990s.

Founded in Toronto in 1969, the group, consisting of Felix Partz (1945-1994), Jorge Zontal (1944-1994), and AA Bronson (b. 1946), questioned the production, distribution, and consumption of images through a variety of media. In doing so, General Idea often used humor and satirical strategies to draw attention to various aspects of consumer culture, mass media, social inequalities, queer identity, the art economy, and the AIDS crisis.

Developed in close collaboration with AA Bronson, the exhibition at Gropius Bau brings together key installations, publications, videos, drawings, paintings, sculptures, and archival material to provide an overview of the development of General Idea's artistic practice.

Curated by Adam Welch for the National Gallery of Canada and Beatrix Ruf, in collaboration with Zippora Elders, for Gropius Bau.
Organized by the National Gallery of Canada in collaboration with Gropius Bau

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Price information:

One ticket for all exhibitions: 15€ / reduced 10€


Gropius Bau Niederkirchnerstr. 7 10963 Berlin

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