Thursday, March 27, 2014

Aa Bronson | Negative Thoughts

AA Bronson
Negative Thoughts
Chicago, USA: Museum of Contemporary Art, 2001
112 pp., 23 x 15.5 cm., paperback
Edition size unknown

Negative Thoughts is an artists' book/memoir by the surviving member of a three-man artists' collective, General Idea, who lived and worked together from 1969 to 1994. His collaborators, Jorge Zontal and Felix Partz, both died in 1994 from AIDS-related causes. The title play-on-words references both Bronson's HIV status and his increasing depression following the deaths of his partners.

"When I was younger, I considered myself 100% optimistic. But now, at the age of 53, I find myself cynical, judgmental, and depressed."

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