Gregg Bordowitz - General Idea Imagevirus - One Work Afterall Books 2010
In this detailed study of the Imagevirus project, artist and writer Gregg Bordowitz analyzes the work of General Idea from the perspective of his own involvement with activist art initiatives in New York during the 1980s and 1990s. General Idea (AA Bronson, Felix Partz, and Jorge Zontal) felt compelled to make Imagevirus at a time when AIDS was emerging as a global epidemic affecting gay men disproportionately; when homophobia seemed to drive U.S. AIDS policy; and when the exigencies of AIDS activism created a demand for agit-prop and direct action. General Idea adapted their methods to the new situation, using the threat of viral infection and a poetic understanding of language as their model for artistic production and ideological struggle. Bordowitz explores the virus as idea, as tactic, and as identity.
One work serie - Afterall Books - 2010
rare - very good condition - Eng