National Gallery of Canada Review

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This volume of the National Gallery of Canada Review focuses on a selection of writings by Canadian artist AA Bronson, which were published between 1983 and 2019. Together, the texts presented here create a distinct portrait of AA Bronson over four decades and the multiple lives he has lived. From 1969 to 1994, Bronson formed part of the artists’ group General idea with Felix Partz and Jorge Zontal. Following the death of his partners, Bronson has worked as a solo artist, as well as a writer, curator, healer and activist.

The five texts selected for this issue give greater insight into this artist and his thought processes. Simultaneously, they document the changing landscape of the contemporary art scene in Canada and what it means to be an artist in that context. A prolific writer, Bronson has made a generous contribution to Canadian art history. These critical texts are a sample from a large volume of writing and they emphasize important periods and perspectives of his lived and creative life.

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