Essays & Art Theory
Texts by Artists
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This volume presents an overview of the Canadian collective oeuvre—an oeuvre still haunted by Miss General Idea, a fictive character who was at once muse and object, image and concept.
The book covers the collective's main areas of concern and themes, such as the artist and the creative process, glamour as a creative tool, art's links with the media and mass culture, architecture and archaeology, sexuality and AIDS, etc. Including newly commissioned essays and republished texts, it is richly illustrated with documents and reproductions of the most important projects realized by General Idea from 1969 to 1994.
Published on the occasion of the exhibition General Idea – Haute Culture at Musée d'art moderne de la Ville de Paris, February-April 2011.
17,4 x 23,8 cm, 224 p, ills colour & bw, Hardcover, English
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