Witte de With Blessing by AA Bronson
Portrait of AA Bronson by Ari Marcopoulos, 2010.
WITTE DE WITH BLESSING BY AA BRONSON
To inaugurate the program of Witte de With’s new Director, Defne Ayas, AA Bronson will lead a ritual blessing, with no documentation and no audience, on 14 March 2012, at the time of the waning half moon. AA Bronson is known for his secret performances in secret locations. In 2013, he will curate a thematic exhibition at Witte de With, titled: The Temptation of AA Bronson.
14 March 2012
A secret location
AA Bronson was a founding member of the artists’ group General Idea (1969–94). General Idea had over 100 solo exhibitions worldwide in its twenty-five years together and was represented in the Paris, Venice, Sydney, and São Paulo Biennales, as well as Documenta. Since the deaths of his partners in 1994, AA Bronson has worked as a solo artist, with exhibitions at the Secession, Vienna; the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago; the MIT List Visual Art Center, Cambridge; and the Power Plant, Toronto, amongst others. From 2004 to 2010 he was the Director of Printed Matter, New York, where he founded The New York Art Book Fair. In 2010 he founded the Institute for Art, Religion & Social Justice.