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Self-Disclosures / The Call of The Wild

Self-Disclosures / The Call of The Wild, 2012 - AA Bronson

Self-Disclosures / The Call of The Wild, 2012

AA Bronson  

Print, Work on paper
30 x 42 cm / 11.81 x 16.54 inch
Edition of 50 copies, signed and numbered by the artist.

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  • Medium: Digital Pigment print on cotton-rag paper.
  • This edition consists of two seperate prints, each measuring 30 x 42 cm.
  • This work is unframed.
  • Ships in 5 to 10 business days from United Kingdom.

about this work

AA Bronson has made a pair of digital-pigment prints entitled The Call of The Wild and Self-Disclosures. The images form part of a new series of works relating to the publication Queer Spirits, a project made in collaboration with Canadian artist Peter Hobbs. The Call of the Wild and Self Disclosures are about ideas of nature and masculinity. The wilderness, associated with masculinity since the early nineteenth century, provides a backdrop to Bronson's cast of characters that live outside of heterosexual suburban life. The park ranger, for example, is an icon of the all-male environment of loggers, trappers and the like.

"This deviant character finds its mirror in the queer behaviour of wild animals: they lurk in the parklands, and their questionable presence is monitored by authorities. In circles of queer witches, we find another model: gathering naked in the moonlight in forest clearings, their secret rituals charged with sexual energies, their deviance lies in their deference to nature. Unlike the 'masculine' park rangers and boy scouts, they do not challenge nature, but join with it."

Self-Disclosures (2012) was co-published by ICA and Printed Matter to accompany the group exhibition In Numbers: Serial Publications by Artists Since 1955.

about AA Bronson

AA Bronson is an artist, writer and publisher. He has worked and lived together with Felix Partz and Jorge Zontal as the artists’ collective General Idea for 25 years, until their collaboration was terminated with the death of both Zontal and Partz in 1994. Since that time AA Bronson has been working independently, although often collaborating with younger generations. Since 1999 he has worked as a healer, an identity that he has also incorporated into his artwork, along with themes such as trauma, loss, and death.

AA Bronson has had numerous solo exhibitions outside of General Idea, including shows at Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam; the Vienna Secession in Austria; MCA in Chicago; MIT List Visual Arts Center, Cambridge; and The Power Plant in Toronto.

His work has been shown in several group exhibitions at venues such as MoMA, New York; Walker Art Center, Minneapolis; Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; and ICA, Boston. He also participated at the 10th Gwangju Biennale in 2014 and his work was featured in the Montreal and Whitney Biennials (2000 and 2002).

From 2004 to 2010 Bronson was the Director of Printed Matter, Inc. in New York City, founding the annual NY Art Book Fair in 2005. In 2009 he founded the Institute for Art, Religion, and Social Justice at Union Theological Seminary in New York City, which he now co-directs. In 2013 he was the founding Director of Printed Matter’s LA Art Book Fair.

AA Bronson is represented by the following galleries;
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Esther Schipper, Berlin

Maureen Paley, London

You can find more works by AA Bronson on his own website.

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