queer zines for lunch with aa bronson at the ica
Artist AA Bronson will discuss the art of queer zines with collector Philip Aarons this Friday lunchtime.
Artist AA Bronson will be joined by collector Philip Aarons for a chat about the vibrant and diverse art of queer zines at the ICA this Friday lunchtime. The duo will discuss the genre, with reference to publications from the UK, Europe, North America, Japan and Australia, dating from the mid-Seventies to today, over 100 of which are currently on show in an exhibition-within-an-exhibition at Bronson's current solo show at the Maureen Paley gallery in Bethnal Green.
AA Bronson is pioneer of conceptual art, having founded the General Idea art group with fellow Canadian artists Felix Partz and Jorge Zontal in 1969, and made powerful pieces about the AIDS epidemic, 9/11 and religion, as well as founding the Institute for Art, Religion and Social Justice in New York and the New York Art Book Fair. When i-D spoke to Bronson in February this year, he told us about his personal spirituality, saying "I like to think of Jesus as a Trans manifestation of ultimate Love-energy".
Philip Aarons is on the board for a number of alternative arts organisations, including Printed Matter, MoMA PS 1 and Creative Time. He is also a key supporter and avid collector of contemporary art with his wife Shelley Fox Aarons. The pairing of Bronson and Aarons is sure to produce an entertaining and enlightening discussion at the ICA.
Queer Zines with AA Bronson and Philip Aarons is at 1pm on Friday 22 May at the ICA. Book Tickets here.