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26 September – 29 November 2015

AA Bronson’s Sacre du Printemps

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Co-produced by steirischer herbst


The Salzburger Kunstverein and Grazer Kunstverein are delighted to announce their collaboration with artist and healer AA Bronson (1946, Vancouver, Canada). Bronson is artist and curator, subject and object, in this hybrid project at both venues simultaneously: He includes his solo work, his collaborations with younger artists, and works by friends. A pioneer of collaborative and queer visual art practice, he is the surviving member of General Idea (1967–1994).


AA Bronson’s Garden of Earthly Delights

Salzburger Kunstverein
19 September – 22 November 2015
Opening: 18 September, 8 pm

Featuring AA Bronson with Chrysanne Stathacos, Mark Jan Krayenhoff van de Leur, Keith Boadwee, Adrian Hermanides, Matthias Herrmann, Gareth Long, Ebe Oke, JX Williams

At the Salzburger Kunstverein, AA Bronson presents a meditation on the spiritual, the erotic and the shadow, each an aspect of the other. The exhibition is a queer reflection on Hieronymous Bosch’s triptych of the same name, painted circa 1500, here married with Japan’s famous Zen garden of Ryoanji, constructed in 1499. Both works – the painted garden and the rock garden – offer us a vision of the spiritual as a constructed universe: they are each a queer universe held within dramatized limits, like a gay bar or a drag club.


AA Bronson’s Sacre du Printemps

Grazer Kunstverein (as part of the steirischer herbst 2015)
26 September – 29 November 2015
Opening: 26 September, 12.30 pm

Featuring AA Bronson with Igshaan Adams, Ryan Brewer, Elijah Burgher, Nicolaus Chaffin, Michael Dudeck, K8 Hardy, Matthias Herrmann, Reima Hirvonen, Yeonjune Jung, Mark Jan Krayenhoff van de Leur, Chrysanne Stathacos, Scott Treleaven, JX Williams

At the Grazer Kunstverein, Stravinsky and Nijinsky’s infamously scandalous ballet of 1913 gives name to this sequence of rites and sacrifices, overseen by sage elders, here given form in the person of AA Bronson himself. Similar themes – of spirit, sex and darkness – are knit into a labyrinth structure that takes over all of the gallery spaces. Each of the works tells a piece of a story, a history, and together they become a pagan romance, a series of rites, a sacrifice, and a gathering. AA Bronson, and many of the artists, will be present at the opening to tell these stories, to weave the history, or dance the dance.


Shuttlebus:
26 September, Salzburg – Graz
Departure Salzburg: 6.30 am
Departure Graz: 9.15 pm
EUR 25,– (return) and EUR 15,– (one-way)
Booking is essential.

Enquiries & Bookings:
Salzburger Kunstverein
Contact: Katrin Petter, Administration
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Tel. +43 (0)662 84 22 94-10
www.salzburger-kunstverein.at

Grazer Kunstverein
Contact: Tanja Gurke, Office Management and Public relations
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Tel. +43 (0)316 83 41 41
www.grazerkunstverein.org


AA Bronson’s Sacre du Printemps is generously supported by
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