GENERAL IDEA 1969-1994


catalogues publications reviews and articles

Selected Bibliography


Counter Culture: 25 Years Sammlung Falckenberg. Cologne: Snoeck Verlagsgesellschaft mbH, 2020.


Watson, Scott. Image Bank. Vancouver and Berlin: Morris and Helen Belkin Gallery, KW Institute for Contemporary Art and Hatje Catz, 2019.

Lüchinger, René. Ringen Um Ringier. Göttingen: Steidl Verlag, 2019.
Pichler, Michalis, ed. Publishing Manifestos. Cambridge, Mass. and Berlin: The MIT Press and Miss Read, 2019.


Bovier, Lionel. "General Idea: Conversation Entre Lionel Bovier et AA Bronson," MAMCO Journal 3, 2019. Pp. 48-57.
Batycka, Dorian. "AA Bronson Reflects on Rochdale College, his Family's Colonial History, and General Idea," Hyperallergic, November 28, 2018.
Mara de Wachter, Ellen. "AA Bronson + General Idea: Creativity as Viral Transmission," Frieze Magazine, October 30, 2018.
Danbee, Bae. "AA Bronson: Life of Art." Nau Magazine 3 (2018).
Ruthe, Ingeborg and Irmgard Bermer. "Berlin Gallery Weekend—Die Haupstadt wird zum Kunst-Parcour." Berliner Zeitung, April 27, 2018.
Benson, Louise. "Zine Dreams and Sticky Sculptures: Shows to See at Gallery Weekend." Elephant, April 26, 2018.
Czöppan, Gabi. "Die Kunst des Feierns." Focus Magazin 17, 2018.
Muñoz, Maria. "Gallery Weekend Berlin 2018—What You Can't Miss," Metal Magazine April, 2018.
Herriman, Kat. "Four Artists to Know From Gallery Weekend." Cultured, April, 2018.
Gropp, Rose-Maria. "Hinein in die Lücken des Imaginären." Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, April 28, 2018.
Crippa, Karim. "Fabulous women, neolithic children and queer dudes: Say Hi to Gallery Weekend Berlin!" Exhibitionary, April 25, 2018.
Perlson, Hili. "There's Something About Berlin Gallery Weekend—Even If Some Dealers Feel Left Out in the Cold." Artnet, April 26, 2018.
-----. "10 Highlights des Gallery Weekend." Monopol, April 27, 2018.
-----. "AA Bronson, Felix Partz and Jorge Zontal at Esther Schipper, Berlin." Berlin Artinfo, April 27, 2018.
Hansom, Joey. "AA Bronson: Not Your Garden Variety Artist." Siegessä, April 24, 2018.
Kherbek, William. "General Idea and AA Bronson's Art Creates Community." Berlin Art Link, May 18, 2018.
Siren, Tanja. "Gallery Weekend 2018 — Insider Guide by Tanja Siren," Art Berlin. May 2018.
Gien, Anna. "AA Bronson + General Idea — Catch Me If You Can!: Defektive Reflektionen," Art Magazine. May 21, 2018.
Weiß, Katharina. "Berlin Springt von Kunstwerk zu Kunstwerk," Berliner Morgenpost. April 29, 2018.
Michalska, Julia and Laurie Rojas. "Art Fest: Gallery Weekend Berlin Takes Over the City," The Art Newspaper. April 29, 2018.
Pofalla, Boris. "Berlin Liegt an der Côte d'Azur," Die Welt. April 29, 2018.
Nembhard, Candice. "Here's What Went Down at Berlin Gallery Weekend 2018," High Snobiety. May 3, 2018.
Terrien, David. "Pick of the Week: AA Bronson and General Idea at Esther Schipper," April 27, 2018.
Beck, Eva. "Berliner Kunstgriff: Gallery Weekend Special," April 24, 2018.
-----. "Exhibitions to See in and Around Gallery Weekend Berlin," Christie's. April 16, 2018.
-----. "Gallery Weekend 2018 // Must See Recommendations," Berlin Art Link. April 23, 2018. Jacobs, Holger. "Gallery Weekend Berlin 2018—Preview," April 23, 2018.
-----. "Wohin am Mittwoch?," Monopol Magazin für Kunst und Leben. April 24, 2018.
Elderton, Louisa. "Chasing the Best of Gallery Weekend Berlin," Blouin ArtInfo. April 25, 2018.
Rojas, Laurie. "Four Must-See Shows at Berlin's Gallery Weekend." The Art Newspaper. April 26, 2018.
Goudinoux, Véronique, ed. Collaboration et Co-Création Entre Artistes: Des Années 1960 à Nos Jours. Paris: Canopé Editions, 2018.
Jetzer, Gianni, ed. Brand New: Art and Commodity in the 1980s. New York: Rizzoli Electa, 2018.
Cascone, Sarah. "Editors' Picks: 11 Things to See in New York This Week," Artnet News, January 2, 2018.
________. "Galleries — Uptown: The Estate of General Idea," The New Yorker, January 8, 2018.


Chatruc, Celina. "General Idea: el arte que funciona como virus para provocar el cambio social," La Nación (Buenos Aires), 23 March 2017
De Wachter, Ellen Mara. Co-Art: Artists on Creative Collaboration (London and New York: Phaidon Press, 2017).
Droitcour, Brian. "General Idea. Mexico City — Museo Jumex," Art in America, New York, Vol. 105 No. 4 (April 2017), 120-121.
"En la trastienda," La Nación, 26 March 2017.
Ezquiaga, Mercedes. "La mirada grandilocuente y poética de General Idea,", Argentina, 23 March 2017.
Fabaro, Jessica. "General Idea, el grupo que hizo arte con aquello de lo que nadie se animaba a hablar,", 25 March 2017.
Felton-Dansky, Miriam. "Going Thru the Motions: General Idea's Serial Dramaturgy," aCCeSsions [student journal of Center for Curatorial Studies, Bard College], Annandale-on-Hudson, 3 (March 2017).
García, Fernando. "Recuerdos del futuro. Claves para entender la obra de General Idea. El desaparecido colectivo canadiense sorprenderá desde el 24 de este en el Malba con su espíritu transwarholliano," La Nación, 5 March 2017.
Gigena, Daniel. "Glamour Manifesto," Página 12, 24 March 2017.
Kitnick, Alex. "The Conformists: The Art of General Idea," Artforum, New York, 5:7 (March 2017), 222-229 (ills.), 292.
Leguillon, Pierre and Barbara Fedier, eds. Oracles. Artists' Calling Cards (Brussels, Geneva, Zurich: Museum of Mistakes, HEAD — Genève, Edition Patrick Frey, 2017), 219-222
Pérez Bergliaffa, Mercedes. "Retrospectiva del grupo 'General Idea.' Con el arte en la llaga," Clarín, 22 March 2017.
Pérez Rubio, Agustín, ed. General Idea: Tiempo partido, exhibition catalogue, Museo de Arte Latinoamericano de Buenos Aires/MALBA, Buenos Aires, 2017.
Photography in Canada 1960-2000, exhibition catalogue, National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, 2017.
Schwendener, Martha. "General Idea. From media satire to AIDS activism: a retrospective revisits the noted Canadian art collective,", New York, 10 February 2017.
Spampinato, Francesco, Julius Wiedemann, ed. Art Record Covers (Cologne: Taschen, 2017), 185.
Tatasciore, Nicolás. "El Tiempo Partido de General Idea llega al Malba,", Argentina, 25 March 2017. Viveros-Fauné, Christian. "Museo Jumex Surveys 'Fake News' Pioneers General Idea. Their genius was to pinpoint culture's endless feedback loop," Artnet News, New York, 3 February 2017.
Whyte, Murray. "The National Gallery's moment of truth," Toronto Star, 3 June 2017, E1-E2.
Fialho, Alex. "Scene & Herd: Resistance is Fertile," Artforum Online, March 1 2017.


"Miss General Idea dons her glad rags again," The Art Newspaper, October 13, 2016.
Solomon, Virginia. "Art Against Identity," Number 86 (Spring 2016) pp. 12-13. [PDF]
Allen, Gwen, ed. The Magazine: Documents in Contemporary Art (London and Cambridge, MA: Whitechapel Gallery and MIT Press, 2016), 186, 199-200.
Arning, Bill. "General Idea: Broken Time," Artforum, New York, 55:1 (September 2016), 177.
Bordowitz, Gregg. "Timed Transcription," in Hoban, Stephan and Kelly Kivland with Katherine Atkins. Artists on Hanna Darboven (New York: Dia Art Foundation, 2016), 10-49 (33. ill.).
Corbett, Rachel. "American Discoveries at Mexico City's Museo Jumex," Blouinartinfo, New York, 26 October 2016.
De Wachter, Ellen Mara. "A Brief History of Collective Action," Elephant, London, 29 (winter 2016-17), 84-87.
Pérez Rubio, Augustin ed. General Idea: Tiempo Partido / Broken Time, exhibition catalogue (Mexico City: Fundacío Jumex Arte Contemporáneo, 2016)
"In the Frame: Miss General Idea dons her glad rags again," The Art Newspaper, 13 October 2016.
"Julieta González, Agustín Pérez Rubio en Conversacion" [video], Museo Jumex, Mexico City, December 2016.
Kustanczy, Catherine. "Looking Back at Toronto's Radical 1980s Underground Art Scene," Hyperallergic, New York, 28 March 2016.
MashUp: The Birth of Modern Culture, exhibition catalogue, Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver, 2016, 184 (ill.)-185.
Monk, Philip. Is Toronto Burning? Three Years in the Making (and Unmaking) of the Toronto Art Scene (London: Black Dog Publishing Ltd., 2016).
Sheehan, Nik. "General Idea and Me: Unfulfilled Expectations" in Ganev, Robin and Richard J. Gilmour, eds. Queers Were Here: Heroes & Icons of Queer Canada (Windsor [Canada], Biblioasis, 2016), 141-151. Smith, Sarah E.K. General Idea: Life & Work, electronic monograph, Art Canada Institute, Toronto, 2016.
Van Houten Maldonado, Devon. "How General Idea Got Specific to Confront the AIDS Crisis," Hyperallergic, New York, 21 December 2016.
Vartanian, Hrag. "When the Performance Artist Mr. Peanut Ran for Mayor in 1974," Hyperallergic, 2 September 2016.


Collecting and Sharing: Trevor Fairbrother, John T. Kirk, and the Hood Museum of Art, exhibition catalogue, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, USA
Hay, Sarah. "Step into the world of cosmic queer artist AA Bronson," i-D, 2 February 2015.
Ignatius, Linus (interview). "AA Bronson: Teetering on the edge of the macabre," Berlin Art Link, 20 January 2015.
J.O. "Die Kunst — Der Künstler," Der Tagesspiegel, Berlin, 31 January 2015, 21.
Krishtalka, Sholem. "AA Bronson," C Magazine, Toronto, 126 (summer 2015), 38-39.
Kuhn, Thomas W. (interview). "AA Bronson, Queerness & Spiritualität — Beschwörungsrituale Ein Gespräch von Thomas W. Kuhn," Kunstforum International, Cologne, 232 (2015), 204-215.


"Alms for the Birds' at Cabinet," Contemporary Art Diary, London, 3 May 2014.
Comer, Stuart. "AA Bronson on Queer Collaborations, Shamanism, and Korean History,", 9 October 2014.
Decter, Joshua. "Interview with General Idea, Conducted in Los Angeles and New York, 1991" and "The Theatrics of Dissemination: A General Idea Model" in Art is a Problem. Selected Criticism, Essays, Interventions and Curatorial Projects (1986-2012) (Zurich and Dijon: JRP|Ringier & Les presses du réel, 2014), 288-300 and 302.
"General Idea AIDS (Wallpaper installation) 1988,", London, 2014.
"General Idea - Interview with AA Bronson" Centre culturel canadien, Paris, 12 June 2014.
L'Illusion della Luce / The Illusion of Light / L'Illusion des Lumières, exhibition catalogue, Pinault Collection, Palazzo Grassi, Venice (Milan Mondadori Electra S.p.A., 2014).
Kedves, Jan (translated by Nicholas Grindell). "LOVE AIDS RIOT SEX I + II," Frieze, London, 13 (March-April 2014).
Linck, Dirck. "Nachbilder eines Widerstands - „LOVE AIDS RIOT SEX I" in der nGbK, Berlin," Texte zur Kunst, Berlin, 93 (March 2014), 265-269.
Nakiska, Tempe. "AA Bronson — the artist, shaman and co-founder of the legendary General Idea collective on gen art now," Hero, London, 6 October 2014.
Decter, Joshua, Helmut Draxler (and others). Exhibition as Social Intervention: 'Culture in Action' 1993 (London and Annandale-on-Hudson): Afterall Books and Center for Curatorial Studies, Bard College, 2014.


Decter, Joshua. Art Is a Problem (Zurich: JRP|Ringier, 2013) pp 288-307.
Bonnet, Frédéric. "General Idea and the Poodle Attitude," exhibition dossier — General Idea P is for Poodle, Esther Schipper, Berlin 11 Ocotber-16 November 2013.
Glam. The Performance of Style, exhibition catalogue, Tate Liverpool, Liverpool, 2013, 90-93.
Luis Jacob, "Glamour Is Theft: A User's Guide to General Idea," C Magazine, 119, (Autumn 2013): 60.
Monk, Philip. Glamour is Theft: A User's Guide to General Idea, 1969-1978 (Toronto: Art Gallery of York University, 2013).
R.A. "Le Very Bad Trip de General Idea," Le Quotidien de l'Art / The Art Daily News Week-End, 314 (8 January 2013), p. 6
Solomon, Virginia. "What is Love?: Queer Subcultures and the Political Present," e-flux journal (April 2013).
Stakemeier, Kerstin. "General Idea's "P is for Poodle" Mai 36 Galerie," Art Agenda (27 September 2013).
Xerography, exhibition catalogue, Firstsite, Colchester, 2013.


Arnold, Grant and Karen Henry, eds. Traffic: Conceptual Art in Canada 1965-1980, exhibition catalogue (Art Gallery of Alberta, Edmonton; Halifax INK (Saint Mary's University Art Gallery), Halifax; Justina M. Barnicke Gallery, University of Toronto, Toronto; Leonard & Bina Ellen Art Gallery, Concordia University, Montreal, Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver, 2012).
Barkun, Deborah. "The Artist as a Work-in-Progress: General Idea and the Construction of Collective Identity," Oxford Journals: Forum for Modern Language Studies, 453-467.
Detterer, Gabriele and Maurizio Nannucci, eds. Artist-Run Spaces. Nonprofit Collective Organizations in the 1960s and 1970s (Zurich, JRP|Ringier, 2012 in co-edition with Les presses du reel, Dijon and Zona Archives/Maurizio Nannucci, Florence).
Dyment, Dave and Gregory Elgstrand, ed. One for me and One to Share. Artists' Multiples and Editions (Toronto, YYZ Books, 2012).
Kristhtalka, Sholem. "Toronto Curating Itself: An Unhistory," Canadian Art (on-line, spring), 14 June 2012.
Letze, Otto and Michael Buhrs, eds. Die Sammlung Gunter Sachs, exhibition catalogue (Tübingen, Kulturaustausch and Munich, Hirmer Verlag GmbH, 2012).
Molesworth, Helen, ed. This Will Have Been: Art, Love & Politics in the 1980s, exhibition catalogue, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago in association with Yale University Press, New Haven and London, 2012.
Monk, Philip. "Crisis (and Coping) in the Work of General Idea," Filip, 16 (spring 2012).
Obrist, Hans Ulrich. "Unrealized Art Projects. The Potential of the Incomplete Idea," in Utopia & Contemporary Art (Ishøj and Ostfildern: Arken Museum of Modern Art and Hatje Cantz Verlag, 2012) 80-82, 84-85, 86-103.
Print/Out: 20 Years in Print, exhibition catalogue, The Museum of Modern Art, New York, 2012.
Wish You Were Here. The Buffalo Avant-garde in the 1970s, exhibition catalogue, Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, 2012, 15, 59.


Aubart, Francois. "General Idea," Flash Art, Milan, April 2011.
Barkun, Deborah. "A 'Personal' Pandemic: General Idea's Collaborative Body as a Response to HIV/AIDS," Historical Society of Western Art Journal, 35 (Seoul: Sae-ro-moonhwa, 2011).
Bordowitz, Gregg. "General Idea. Musée d'Art moderne de la Ville de Paris. February 11-April 30. Curated by Frédéric Bonnet and Odile Burluraux," Artforum, XLIX:5 (January 2011).
Burleley, Isabella. 2011. "Haute Culture: General Idea." I.D. Online. "Caniche, glamour et subversion," Technikart, April 2011, 115.
Domino, Christophe. " Un Glamour Critique," Le Journal Des Arts, 4 March 2011, 13.
Eccher, Danilo, ed. EROI (Turin: Allemandi & C., 2011).
Exchange and Evolution: Worldwide Video Long Beach 1974-1999, exhibition catalogue, Long Beach Museum of Art, Long Beach, 2011, 60-61, 161.
"Flash-back sur un group mythique," Beaux Arts, Paris, 1 January 2011, 61.
Haute Culture: General Idea Une rétrospective 1969-1994, exhibition catalogue, Paris musées / Musée d'art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, 2011.
Haute Culture: General Idea A Retrospective 1969-1994, exhibition catalogue, JRP | Ringier, Zurich, 2011.
Ippolito, Enrico. "Warum ist dort so viel Scham?," Die Tageszeitung, Berlin, 29 October 2011.
Jacob. Luis. Commerce by Artists (Toronto: Art Metropole, 2011).
Lequeux, Emmanuelle. "General Idea, 'art delicat de l'infiltration'," Le Monde, Paris, 17 February 2011, 23.
Monk, Philip. "Some like it Haute: The General Idea Retrospective at the Art Gallery of Ontario," C Magazine, 112 (Winter 2011).
My Winnipeg, exhibition catalogue, Fage Éditions, Lyon; La Maison rouge, Paris; MIAM (Musée international des arts modestes), Sète; Plug-In ICA, Winnipeg, 2011.
Perkins, Stephen. "Utopian Networks and Correspondence Identities," in Alternative Traditions in the Contemporary Arts: Subjugated Knowledges and the Balance of Power (The University of Iowa Museum of Art and The University of Iowa Libraries, Davenport).
Quaintance, Morgan. "General Idea: Haute Culture." Art Monthly, April 2011.
Scott, Kitty, ed. Raising Frankenstein: Curatorial Education and Its Discontents (Banff and Cologne: Walter Phillips Gallery and Koenig Books Ltd., 2011).
Troncy, Eric. "Aux origins de General Idea," art press, Paris, 1 February 2011 48-53.
Vartanian, Hrag "Paris Gets the General Idea," Hyperallergic 11 March 2011.
Vaughan. R.M. "Why I love General Idea," The Globe and Mail, Toronto, 6 August 2011, R6.
Watson, Steven. "In Memory of Their Feelings," Artforum, XLIX:5 (January 2011), 65-66.
Welch, Adam. "Time for another rewrite: the AGO's General Idea: Haute Culture, A Retrospective 1969-1994," Toronto Review of Books (15 November 2011).
Whyte, Murray. "The Last Prankster ,"Toronto Star, 22 May 2011, E1, E4.


Bordowitz, Gregg. General Idea. Imagevirus (London: Afterall Books, 2010).
Detterer, Gabriele. "Multiperspektivische 'Handlungsfelder'." Neue Zuricher Zeitung, Zurich, June 12, 2010.
Dixon, Guy. "National Gallery's exhibit about art and commerce begins with Andy Warhol," The Globe and Mail (Toronto), 10 June 2010.
Face au mur. Papiers peints contemorains, exhibition catalogue, Musée de Pully, Pully, 2010.
Love's Body. Art in the Age of AIDS, exhibition catalogue, Tokyo Metropolitian Museum of Photography, Tokyo, 2010.
Regimbal, Christopher. "The 1984 Miss General Idea Pavillion," Art Papers, 34:02, (March/April 2010).
Seconde Main,exhibition catalogue, Paris: Musée d'art moderne de la Ville de Paris, 2010.
Trueb, Andrea. "«AIDS» auf dem Paradplatz," Limmattaler Zeitung, Dietikon, 19 May 2010, 29.


200 Artworks — 25 Years: Artists' Editions for Parkett (Zurich: Parkett, 2009).
ABC Art Berlin Contemporary Drafts Establishing Future, exhibition catalogue, (Berlin: Distanz Verlag, 2009), 98-99.
Artists' Books as (Sub)Culture, exhibition catalogue, Center for Book Arts, New York, 2009.
Corbel, Laurence. "Les editions d'artistes depuis les années 1960: livres, revues et multiples," Perspective. La Revue de l'INHA Actualités de la recherché en histoire de l'art (Institut national d'histoire de l'art), 4 (December 2009).
Cumming, Glen. "General Idea," in The Gershon Iskowitz Prize: 1986 to 2006 (Toronto: The Gershon Iskowitz Foundation, 2009).
Guigon, E. et al., Bijoux d'artistes, exhibition catalogue, Musée du Temps, Besançon (Paris: Editions Hazan, 2009), 87 136.
Jacob, Luis. "Communities Between Culture-by-Mouth and Culture-by-Media," Public Journal, 39 (spring 2009).
Lam, Steven, and Virginia Solomon. Tainted Love, exhibition catalogue, Visual AIDS and La Ma Ma La Galleria, New York, 2009.
Lamunière, Simon, ed. Utopics: Systems and Landmarks (Zurich: JRP|Ringier, 2009), 52-55.
Madesclaire, Tim. "Was General Idea Gay Enough?" La Revue Monstre, Paris, Numéro 1, December 2009.
Meeting Point, exhibition catalogue, Doris McCarthy Gallery, University of Toronto Scarborough, Toronto, 2009 and Kenderdine Art Gallery, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon.
Monk, Philip. ""Fun with Mythmaking. What General Idea taught us about Canadian Art History," Canadian Art, 26:4 (winter 2009).
O'Reilly, Sally. "Artists' Books: FILE," Art Monthly, 329, (September 2009)
Putnam, James. Art and Artifact. The Museum as Medium (New York: Thames & Hudson, 2009), 2nd edition.
Ruhé, Harry. hidden delights. Amsterdam: Galerie A, 2009.
Wagner, Frank. "Love AIDS Riot Sex: A Trace in the Realismus Studio Since 1988," Neue Gesellschaft für Bildende Kunst 40 Years/40 Jahre (Berlin: Neue Gesellschaft für Bildende Kunst 40 Years/40 Jahre, 2009).
Watson, Grant. "The Search for the Spirit," in Al Het Vaststaande Verdampt. Vijf Reflecties Over Materialistische Spiritualiteit In De Hedendaagst Kunst / All That Is Solid Melts Into Air. Five Reflections on Materialist Spirituality in Contemporary Art, exhibition catalogue (Tielt, Uitgeverij Lannoo, 2009).
Joseph R. Wolin, "Ekphrasis: Sztuka Slowa", SMC/CAC Interviu, Wilno, Poland, No. 13-14, 2009, pp. 60-64
Harry Ruhé, hidden delights, Amsterdam: Galerie A, 2009
Grant Watson, The Search for the Spirit, All That Is Solid Melts Into Air, MuHKA, Antwerp, pp.216-246
Steven Lam and Virginia Solomon,Tainted Love, Visual AIDS, New York
Benjamin Lafore and Aurélian Gillier, "XXX AA," face b, Paris
Tim Madesclaire, "Was General Idea Gay Enough?", La Revue Monstre, Paris, Numéro 1, December, 2009 pp. 8-41
Philip Monk, "Fun with Mythmaking", Canadian Art, Toronto, Winter 2009, pp. 94-97


Foster, Hal, "Forms of Resistance", Artforum, New York, January 2008, pp. 272-273
"Unter Viren: File Megazine", spex, Berlin, May/Jun, 2008, pp. 132-135
Walker, Barry, Singular Multiples: The Peter Blum Edition Archive 1980-1994, The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
Municipal de Futbol, Los Angeles: Textfield, 2008
Revues d'artistes. Une selection (Fougères, Rennes, Paris: Association Arcade, Lendroit Galerie, Éditions Provisoires, 2008), pp. 17, 80, 82-85, 92-95, 114


"El contra arte de General Idea", El Pais, Madrid, January 28, 2007, p. 40
Paul O'Neil, "Group Practice", Art Monthly, London, March 2007, pp. 7-10
Cole, Janis. "A Sleepless Night of Art," POV (Toronto), 65 (Spring 2007), pp. 32-33
Joshua Decter, "Infect the Public Domain with an Imagevirus: General Idea's AIDS Project", Afterall, London, Number 15, 2007, pp. 96-105
Untitled Magazine, New York: Feature Gallery
Kunstlerplakate, Seedamm Kulturzentrum, Pfaffikon, Switzerland/Kathe Kollwitz Museum, Cologne, Germany, pp. 232-233
Scenes and Sequences, Peter Blum Edition, New York, Aargauer Kunsthaus, Aarau, pp. 98-101
Madame La Baronne était plutot maniérée, assez rococo et totalement baroque, édition Maison Populaire, Centre d'art Mira Phalaina, Montreuil, France
John O'Brian, Peter White, eds., Beyond Wilderness: The Group of Seven, Canadian Identity, and Contemporary Art, Montreal: McGill Queens University Press
Fonds regional d'art contemporain Limousin, Limoges: Frac Limousin, 2007, pp. 104-105


Lestor Strong, "Then and Now", a&u, New York, Issue 135, January 2006, pp.25-26
Mark. A. Cheetham, Abstract Art Against Autonomy: Infection, Resistance, and Cure Since the 60s, Cambridge University Press, New York
"AIDS into Art", The Globe and Mail, Toronto, August 8, 2006, p. R1
Peter Goddard, "Visual artists come out in solidarity", Toronto Star, Toronto: Saturday, August 12, 2006, p. H1
Art Now: 2007 Taschen Calendar, Taschen, Cologne
AA Bronson and Don't Rhine, "Is This Where We Should Begin?", Make Everything New: A Project on Communicsm, Book Works, London, pp. 38-53
Dissent, Fogg Art Museum, Cambridge, pp. 4-5
Art Metropole: The Top 100, National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa
Henry, Victoria, ed., Art at Work / L'Art au travail (Ottawa: Goose Lane Editions and Canada Council for the Arts), pp. 86,87, 94, 95
Analogue, University of Central Lancashire, Preston, UK


Eric Banks, "Forever Yonge",Artforum, New York, January 2005, p. 49
Peter Gallo, "The Enduring Epehmera of General Idea", Art in America, New York, March 2005, pp. 80-83
David Pagell, "The message is back - this time with tales to tell", Los Angeles Times, Los Angeles, March 30, 2005
Collective Creativity/Kollective Kreativitat(exhibition catalogue), Kunsthalle Fridericianum, Kassel
Peter Frank, "The Dish: Art", Angeleno, Los Angeles, USA
Expérience de la durée, Biennale de Lyon 2005, Paris Musées, 2005, pp. 142-145
Emelie Renard, "Une Avalanche de Crème Chantilly du Canada", 02 Revue d'art contemporain, spring 2005, pp. 26-27
Earl Miller, "FILE Under Anarchy", C Magazine, Toronto, Issue 88, Winter 2005, pp. 30-35
Mark A. Cheetham, "Matting the Monochrome: Malevich, Klein, and Now", Art Journal, New York, Winter 2005, pp. 94-109
Leaving Their Mark, McMaster Museum of Art, Hamilton, p. 13
Mike Kelley, Interviews, Conversations, and Chit-chat (1986-2004), JRP/Ringier and Les Presses du réeal, Zurich/Dijon, pp. 240-251


Joe Scanlan, "DIY", Artforum, New York, February 2004, pp. 133-139
Ger Zielinski, "General Idea:Editions 1967-1995", Parachute, Montreal, #113 (January, February, March 2004), p. 114
Robert Enright, "Particularizing Some General Idea", BorderCrossings, Winnipeg, Issue No. 89, pp. 28-44
Michael Petry, Hidden Histories, Artmedia Press, London, 2004
After Images (exhibition catalogue), Neues Museum Weserburg Bremen, Bremen, 2004
"Art of War", Poz, New York, May 2004, p. 69
"Photos of nude men…", National Post, Toronto, July 24, 2004
Shawna Dempsey, Live in the Centre (exhibition catalogue), Winnipeg Art Gallery, Winnipeg, 2004
"General Idea: Editions 1967-1995", Umbrella, Vol. 27, No. 4, December 2004


Jean-Ernest Joos, "Being One Among Others: The Uniqueness of the Artist in the Face of Anonymity", Parachute 109, Montreal, Canada, 2003
Adele Freedman, "BZZZ BZZZ BZZZ", Elm Street: The Look, Toronto, Spring 2003
"Jorge Zontal, Felix Partz and AA Bronson", a&u, Albany, February 2003
The Magnetic Era: Video Art in the Netherlands 1970 - 1985, Nai Publishers, Rotterdam, 2003
Ben Darrah, "Exhibition Gets the General Idea", The Kingston Whig-Standard, Kingston, Canada, March 29, 2003
Bill Van Siclen, "RISD show never goes flat", The Providence Journal, Providence, February 2-23, 2003
False Innocence (exhibition catalogue), Fundacio Joan Miro, Barcelona, 2003
Ihor Holubizky, "The Best of a Hopeless Situation", extended paly_: Art remixing Music, Govett-Brewster Art Gallery, New Plymouth, New Zealand, 2003
Nicholas Herman, "Home Boutique: Interview with AA Bronson", ante, Vol. 1, No. 2, New Haven, May 2003
AIDS RIOT: Artist Collectives against AIDS, New York, 1987-1994, Magasin, Grenoble
Michael Greco, "General Idea Editions 1967-1995", Lola 16, Toronto, Summer 2003
Berin Golonu, "Sited on Paper: A Defining View of Artist's Publications", Sight Lines: Thesis Projects 2003, CCAC, San Francisco, 2003
Lester Strong, "Hanging in There", a&u, Issue 106, August 2003
Pandemic: Facing AIDS, Umbrage Editions and Moxie Firecracker Films, New York
Treasures of the National Gallery of Canada, The National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa
Lyne Crevier, "Triplette", Ici, June 19 - 25 June, 2003, Montreal
Jerome Delgado, "Usage de faux", La Presse, Montreal, July 6, 2003
Henry Lehmann, "Montreal Bland", The Gazette, July 6, 2003
Nicolas Mavrikakis, "Ménage a Trois", Voir, Montreal, July 9, 2003
Isa Tousignant, "Making Light of Things", montreal hour, Montreal, June 26 - July 2, 2003
AIDS-Forschung Schweiz, Bern, November, 2003
Randall Anderson/Jack Ruttan, "General Idea Editions 1967-1995", Canadian Art, Toronto, Vol. 20, #4, Winter 2003


Catherine Thomas, ed., The Edge of Everything, Banff Centre Press, Banff, Canada, 2002
Comer O No Comer, (exhibition catalogue), Centro de Arte de Salamanca, Salamanca, 2002
Public Affairs (exhibition catalogue), Kunsthaus Zurich, Zurich, 2002
Art & Economy (exhibition catalogue), Hatje Cantz, Hamburg (with an essay by AA Bronson)
Diedrich Diedrichsen, "Glad Rag", Artforum, New York, April, 2002
Helena Cabello/Ana Carceller, "En las distancias cortas. Anotaciones sobre la creacion artistica en colaboracion", Exit 7, Madrid, 2002
Elisabeth Lebovici, "Trente ans de detournements", Liberation, Paris, 13 September, 2002
"Pasta Paintings: Mechants plateaux-repas", Nova Magazine, Paris, Seoptember, 2002
"Mademoiselle General Idea", Vogue, Paris, No. 830, September, 2002
Rapture: Art's Seduction by Fashion (exhibition catalogue), Thames & Hudson, London, 2002
10 Jahre, Ursula Blickle Stiftung, Kraichtal, 2002
Golden Streams (exhibitoion catalogue), Blackwood Gallery, Mississauga, 2002


Mark A. Cheetham, Kant, Art, and Art History, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, 2001.
F(R[ICCIONES (exhibition catalogue), Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, Madrid, 2001
"The Death of Irony", BorderCrossings, Issue No. 77, 2001
Don Shewey, "Good Grief", The Advocate, February 13, 2001
Gary Michael Dault, "General Idea at Susan Hobbs", The Globe and Mail, Saturday, February 3, 2001
Anne Glusker, "Collective Memory", Elle, January, 2001
Kathryn Rosenfeld, "Triple Self-Potrait Minus Two", New Art Examiner, Chicago, July-August, 2001 (cover story)
Extra Art: A Survey of Artist's Ephemera, 1960-1999 (exhibition catalogue), CCAC/Smart Art Press, San Francisco/Santa Monica, 2001
Kate Taylor, "Why Gallery-going is an art form", Globe & Mail, July 26, 2001
Televisions (exhibition catalogue), Kunsthalle Wien, Vienna
"Idee fetiche", Liberation, Paris, December 18, 2001


Re-Play (exhibition catalogue), Generali Foundation, Vienna
Jenifer Papararo, "Back in Five Minutes: Here comes Success with AA Bronson", Lola 7, Fall 2000
Jeff Rian, "Purple Special: General Idea, A Visual History", purple, Paris, Number 5, Summer 2000
Let's Entertain: Life's Guilty Pleasures (exhibition catalogue), Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, 2000
Christina Sofia Martinez, "Marques déposées. General Idea, la critique de l'art et de la propriété intellectuelle", Les Cahiers du Musée national d'art moderne, Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris, Hiver 1999-2000
Steve Baker, The Postmodern Animal, Reaktion Books, London, 2000
Anne MacDonald, ed., Artspace was a Place in Time, Artspace Books, San Francisco, 2000


Mike Kelley, "Geheimgeschichten: Interviews mit Mary Woronov, Sebastian, Pamela des Barres, AA Bronson", Texte zur Kunst, Cologne, Heft 35, September 1999
Pamela M. Lee, "Freiwillige Musealisierung", Texte zur Kunst, Cologne, Heft 34, June 1999
Roald Nasgaard, "The Museum as Muse Amused", Canadian Art, Toronto, Summer, 1999
The Museum as Muse (exhibition catalogue), The Museum of Modern Art, New York, 1999
Burkhard Riemschneider, Uta Grosenick, eds., Art at the Turn of the Millennium, Benedikt Taschen Verlag GMBH, Cologne, 1999
Roy Exley, "General Idea", Parachute, Montreal, Issue 93, January-March 1999
Lisa Gabrielle Mark, "General Idea", Poliester, Col. Condesa, Mexico, Vol. 8, #26, fall 1999
Joan Murray, Canadian Art in the Twentieth Century, Dundurn Press, Toronto, 1999


Sian Cook"Infiltrate, infect and mutate", eye, London, Vol.8, winter 1988
Deanne Taylor, "Wild Wild West", Toronto Life, Toronto, September 1998
Philip Monk, "Picturing the Toronto Art Community: The Queen Street Years",C Magazine, Issue #59, Toronto, Sept - Nov 1998
Michael Ellis, "General Idea", Art Monthly, London, July-August 1998
Hannah McMahon, "General Idea", Northern Exposure Magazine, July 1, 1998
Sarah Kent, "General Idea", Time Out, London, June 24-July 1 1998
René Viau, "FILE LIFE: General Idea", Blocnotes, Issue #15, Paris, summer 1998
AIDS Worlds: Between Resignation and Hope (exhibition catalogue, texts by Frank Wagner, David Deitcher, and others), Sida Info Doc Suisse, Berne, 1998
General Idea (exhibition catalogue, text by Joshua Dechter), Camden Arts Centre, London, 1998


The Search for the Spirit: General Idea 1968-1975 (exhibition catalogue, essays by Fern Bayer, AA Bronson and Christina Ritchie), Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, 1997
Christopher Hue, "When Toronto got the General Idea", The Toronto Star, Toronto, October 18,1997
John Bentley Mays, "A General Idea whose time has come", The Globe and Mail, Toronto, 1997
Kathleen Pirrie Adams,"Exploding Possibilities", XTRA! (No. 341), Toronto, November 20, 1997
General Idea, (exhibition catalogue, texts by Kathy Cottong and Joshua Decter), Chicago, Arts Club of Chicago, 1997
Charles Green, "General Idea", World Art Number 14, Victoria, Australia, 1997
Rococo Tattoo (exhibition catalogue, essay by Philip Monk), Power Plant, Toronto, 1997
Lisa Gabrielle Mark, "Letter from Toronto", C Magazine, Issue #56, Toronto, November 1997


"Art of Dogs", Brutus,Tokyo, March 1, 1996
Paul Ardene, Art, l'Age Contemporain, Paris, Editions du Regard, 1996
Insite, Toronto, (Vol. V, no. 3), March 1996 (cover and table of contents)
Steve Bridger, "Virus at the VAG", Angles, Vancouver, July 1996
Wallace Immen, "AIDS hope tempered with caution", The Globe and Mail, Toronto, July 4, 1996, p. A8
Peggy Gale and Lisa Steele, eds., Video re/View, Toronto, Art Metropole and V tape, 1996; pp. 14, 119, 403-10
Robin Laurence, "A Ghostly Space for Grieving", Georgia Straight, Vancouver, July 4-11, 1996
Donald W. McLeod, Lesbian and Gay Liberation in Canada, Toronto, ECW/Homewood Books, 1996
Douglas Ord, "An Archeology of Desires", Border Crossings, Winnipeg, summer, 1996
Ursula Perucchi-Petri,Künstler-Videos, Kunsthaus Zurich, Zurich, 1996
ReGROUPING: A Living Legacy, Kleinburg, Canada (McMichael Collection), 1996; exhibition catalogue in the form of an educational video
Christine Ross, Images de surface. L'art vidéo reconsidéré, Montreal, Editions Artextes, 1996
Charles Roy, Living & Serving: Persons with HIV in the Canadian AIDS Movement, Ottawa, Canadian AIDS Society, 1996
Michael Scott, "AIDS is the General Idea", The Weekend Sun, Vancouver, June 1, 1996
Roberta Smith", "Savoringa Medium Whose Bite Has Grown With Time", New York Times, New York, June 24, 1996
Pascale Le Thorel-Daviot, Petit Dictionnaire des artistes contemporains, Paris, Bordas, 1996
Lillian Tone, "General Idea/Projects 56", (exhibition brochure), Museum of Modern Art, New York, November 28, 1996-January 7, 1997
Stephan Trescher, General Idea. Die Kanadische Künstlergruppe, Nürnberg, Verlag für moderne Kunst, 1996 (287 pages)
Deborah Wye, Thinking Print: Books to Billboards, 1980-95, (exhibition catalogue), New York, The Museum of Modern Art, 1996
Deborah Wye, Thinking Print: Books to Billboards, 1980-95, (exhibition newsprint pamphlet), New York, The Museum of Modern Art, 1996
Sharla Sava, "As If the Oceans Were Lemonade: The Performance Vision of Robert Filliou and the Western Front", Master’s thesis, University of British Columbia, 1996


Peggy Gale, Videotexts, The Power Plant, Toronto, 1995
Gary Indiana, "from LOVE to AIDS: the Death and Life of General Idea," Village Voice, New York, December 5, 1995
Maurizio Nannucci, Bookmakers, Pays-Paysage, Saint-Yrieix-la-Perche, 1995
Hervé Vanel, "ONU soit qui mal y pense!", Beaux Arts Magazine, Paris, September, 1995
Stephan Trescher, "General Idea: Alles in der Schwebe halten", Jahrbuch '95, Institut für moderne Kunst Nürnberg, Nürnberg, 1995
Adelina von Furstenberg, ed., Dialogues of Peace (exhibition catalogue), Palais des Nations, Geneva, 1995
Gerald Hannon, "General Idea", Canadian Art, Toronto, Volume 12, Number 3, p. 93
Jennifer Couelle, "Les traces d'une complicite tenace," Le Devoir, Montreal, September 9 & 10, 1995
Robert Collison,"Party of Three." Saturday Night, September 1995, p. 85-90
John Bentley Mays, "End of an era for Canadian art's big Idea", The Globe & Mail, Toronto, June 24, 1995
Deidre Hanna, "General Idea's fab last stand mocks Modernism", Now, Toronto, June 8-14, 1995
Bruce Russell, "Bronson, AA", Allgemeines Künstler-Lexikon: Die Bildenden Künstler aller Zeiten und Völker, München-Leipzig, K.G. Saur, 1995 (vol. 14)
Nik Sheehan, "The infectious glamour of General Idea", Xtra!, Toronto, June 9, 1995
Ann Duncan, "Farewell to a Notion", The Gazette, Montreal, September 16, 1995
Stephane Aquin, "Etats generaux", Voir, Montreal, September 7, 1995
Robert Fulford, "A shining example of propaganda art", Globe & Mail, Toronto, April 26, 1995
Robin Laurence, "Ironic and anarchic - get the General Idea?", The Sun, Vancouver, April 1, 1995
In a Different Light: Visual Culture, Sexual Identity, Queer Practice, edited by Nayland Blake, Lawrence Rinder, Amy Scholder, City Lights, San Francisco, 1995
AIGA Journal of Graphic Design, Vol. 12, #4, New York, 1995, pp. 53, and back cover
Mark Cheetham, "The Sublime is Again (Now)", C Magazine, Toronto, winter, 1995


Jaarverslag 1994: World Wide Video Centre, year-end report, World Wide Video Centre, The Hague, The Netherlands
Lesezimmer II (exhibition catalogue), Künstlerhaus Stuttgart, Germany
Stephan Trescher, "General Idea: INFE©TED", Kunstforum, Cologne, November/ December 1994, pp. 413-414
"Imagevirus (Times Square)", Canadian Art, Toronto, fall 1994, p. 15
Jessica Bradley and Lesley Johnstone, eds., Sightlines: Reading Contemporary Canadian Art, Montreal, Artextes editions, 1994, pp. 10, 14, 125-26, 277-78, 282
John Dorsey, "Body and Soul", The Baltimore Sun, Baltimore, USA, June 19, 1994,p. 10H
John Bentley Mays, "A high loss of poetry, wisdom", The Globe and Mail, Toronto, Canada, Saturday, June 11, 1994, p. C11
Gary Michael Dault, Canadian Art, Toronto, Canada, spring 1994, back page
Marco Meneguzzo, "Trecuccioli di foca per ´General Ideaª", L'Avvenire, Milan, Italy, February 26, 1994
John Bentley Mays, "General Idea’s brilliant trinity diminished by Zontal’s death", The Globe and Mail, Toronto, Canada, Saturday, February 5, 1994, p. C13
Gale, Peggy. Showcards, General Idea. Ottawa: Canadian Museum of Contemporary Photography, 1994
Robert Ballantyne, "Glamour, Pageantry and Knives: Gay Indentity in FILE Megazine", Master’s thesis, University of British Columbia, 1994


General Idea: Multiples Catalogue Raisonnée Multiples and Prints 1967-1993. Toronto: S.L. Simpson Gallery, 1993
Philipe Parreno, "General Idea", Documents, Paris, October 1993, pp. 21-26
Janice Daneen, "The Toronto Arts Awards: Felix Partz, AA Bronson, Jorge Zontal / General Idea / Lifetime Achievement", Toronto Star, Toronto, Canada, September 9, 1993, p. E3
Harry Roche, "Infectious Appeal", San Francisco Sentinel: The Other Side, August 11, 1993, Volume 21, Number 32, cover and p. 31
Roberto Friedman, "Happy ‘Fin de siècle’", Bay Area Reporter: Arts & Entertainment, July 29, 1993, Volume XXIII, No. 30, pp.37 & 44
Kenneth Baker, "Art and AIDS - a Fine Line", San Francisco Chronicle, July 22, 1993, pp. D1 & D3
Bob Riley, "Approaching the Fin de siècle with General Idea", 1993 At the Modern, July/August, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, p. 2
Jerry McGrath, "General Idea", C Magazine, Toronto, summer 1993, pp. 44-45
Gareth Jones, "Real Life in Maracaibo", publicsfear, New York, USA, pp. 4-10
Noemi Smolik, "General Idea's Fin de siècle", Canadian Art, Toronto, spring 1993, pp. 67-68
Kate Taylor, "Peeking behind the façade that is General Idea", Globe & Mail, Toronto, March 6, 1993, p. C10
Hamish Buchanan, "Get the Idea?", Xtra!, Toronto, March 5, 1993, p. 13
Keith Wallace, ed., Whispered Art History: Twenty Years at the Western Front. Vancouver: Western Front, 1993


Jochen Becker, "General Idea's ªFin de siècle´", Kunstforum, Cologne, November/December 992, pp. 362-363
Michael Hübl, "Spurenelement",Kunstforum, Cologne, November/December 1992, pp. 97-107
Paul Foss, "General Idea: Fin de siècle", Art + Text, Paddington, Australia, September 1992, pp. 30-35
Richard D. Whitesell, Jr., "General Idea, Stux", Flash Art, Milan, October 1992, pp. 98-99
Jérôme Sans, "General Idea, Gallery Montenay, Paris", Forum International, September/October 1992, p. 95
Nikolai B. Forstbauer, "General Idea: Fin de siècle", Zyma, Stuttgart, September/October 1992, pp. 4-11
Lois Nesbitt, "General Idea, Stux Gallery", Artforum, New York, September 1992, pp. 98-99
Nancy Princenthal, "What's Love Got To Do With It?: General Idea's AIDS Project",Public Art Issues, Vol. 1, No. 1, 1992, pp. 8-11
General Idea: El Dorado (Maracaibo) (catalogue), Galeria Fucares, Madrid, September/October 1992, 24 pages
General Idea's PHARMA©OPIA (catalogue), Centre d'Art Santa Mònica, Barcelona, September 1992, 68 pages
M. Therese Southgate, MD, "The Cover", The Journal of the American Medical Association, Chicago, July 22/29, 1992, cover and p. 455
Todd Roulette, "Ideal Generals", QW, New York, May 17, 1992, pp. 38-39
Louwrien Wijers, "Placebo als statement", Het Financieele Dagblad, May 9-11, 1992, p. 12
General Idea’s Fin de Siècle. (catalogue) Stuttgart: Württembergischer Kunstverein Stuttgart; Hamburg: Kunstverein in Hamburg; and The Power Plant, Toronto, 1992,112 pages
Jutta Koether, "Exit Art", Artscribe, London, March 1992, pp. 78-79
Norbert Messler, "General Idea, Daniel Buchholz", Artforum, New York, February 1992, p. 131
Corneil Vander Spek, "General Idea, S. L. Simpson Gallery", C Magazine, Toronto, winter 1992, pp. 43-44
Watson, Scott. "Hand of the Spirit: Documents of the Seventies from the Morris/Trasov Archive."Hand of the Spirit. Vancouver: University of British Columbia Fine Arts Gallery, 1992, pp. 5-28
Keith Wallace, "On the Set at Babyland." in Hand of the Spirit. Vancouver: University of British Columbia Fine Arts Gallery, 1992, pp. 29-47
Judith Rudakoff, ed. Dangerous Traditions: Theatre Passe Muraille Anthology. Winnipeg, Blizzard Publishing, 1992


From Media to Metaphor: Art About AIDS (exhibition catalogue), Independent Curators Incorporated, New York, 1991, p. 36
Team Spirit (exhibition catalogue), Independent Curators Incorporated, New York, 1991, pp. 40-41
Paolo Bianchi, "General Idea: Kunstlergruppen", Kunstforum, Cologne, November-December 1991, pp. 250-255
Ihor Holubizky, Curatorial Laboratory Project #7: Atlas, Art Gallery of Hamilton, Hamilton, September 1991
Ihor Holubizky, "Mo' Better Modern, Toronto in the 1980's", Arts, New York, February 1991, pp. 55-59
Alain-Martin Richard and Clive Robertson,Performance au-in Canada, Quebec and Toronto: Editions Intervention and Coach House Press, 1991
Brian Boigon and David Clarkson, "Interview with General Idea", M5V, Toronto, September 1991, pp. 12-17
Sarah Milroy, "Lethal Dose", Canadian Art, Toronto, fall 1991, pp. 59-63
Paolo Bianchi, "Neubegegnung Mit General Idea", Artis, Zurich, June 1991, cover and pp. 18-23 General Idea, "Placebo", Interview, New York, March 1991, p. 148


Art Meets Science and Spirituality in a Changing Economy, (catalogue), Museum Fodor, Amsterdam, September 1990 Gretchen Faust; "New York in Review", Arts, New York, summer 1990, p. 100
Roger Denson, "Model Morality: General Idea Face the Endangerment of the Species", Artscribe, London, England, summer 1990, p. 62
Nancy Princenthal, "General Idea at Koury Wingate", Art in America, New York, July 1990, pp. 161-162
Susan Tallman, "General Idea", Arts, New York, May 1990, p. 21
"General Idea", Print Collector's Newsletter, New York, May-June 1990, p. 63
Sabine Vogel, "General Idea", Kunstbulletin, Switzerland, April 1990, p. 16
Roberta Smith, "General Idea", The New York Times, New York, March 24, 1990, p. C-32
Art Gallery of Ontario: Selected Works (catalogue), Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, 1990


Stefan Banz, "General Idea, Mai 36", Artscribe, London, November-December 1989, p. 89
Sans, Jerome, ed., "Fictions" (exhibition catalogue), LGE & Aubes 3935 Galerie, Montreal, 1989
Jose Lebrero Stals, "General Idea: Art in the AIDS Era", Lapiz, Madrid, October 1989
D & S Ausstellung (catalogue), Hamburg Kunstverein, Hamburg, 1989
Allan Schwartzman, General Idea: The AIDS Project (catalogue), Gershon Iskowitz Foundation, Toronto, 1989
Marianne Staniszewski, "General Idea", Shift #6, Vol. III, no. 2, San Francisco, 1989
Jo-Anne Birnie Danzker, "General Idea: Kunst des Unsagbaren", WolkenKratzer Art Journal, Frankfurt, May-June 1989, pp. 42-49
David Levi Strauss, "Reviews", Artscribe, London, March-April 1989, p. 86
Mitsuhiro Takemura, "Summon the Muse of the Imagination", Bijutsu Techo, Tokyo,Vol. 40, No. 603, January 1989, pp. 73-89


General Idea, "General Idea: Artists' Statement", Flash Art, Milan, November-December 1988, p. 115
The Print Collector's Newsletter, New York, Vol. XIX, no. 5, November-December 1988, p. 115
Joshua Decter, Arts, New York, September 1988, p. 108
Bill Berkson, "General Idea, Artspace", Artforum, New York, April 1988, pp. 153-154
General Idea, insert (artist project), Parkett Magazine, Zurich, No. 15, 1988, p. 117
Marianne Staniszewski, Test Pattern (exhibition catalogue/artists' project), SPIRAL, Wacoal Art Center, Tokyo, 1988
RosaLee Goldberg, Performance Art from Futurism to the Present, New York, p. 179
Bijutsu Techo, Tokyo, Vol. 40, no 602, December 1988 (cover)


General Idea: The Armoury of the 1984 Miss General Idea Pavillion (catalogue), Setagaya Art Museum, Tokyo, 1987
Brooks Adams, "General Idea at 49th Parallel and International With Monument", Art in America, New York, February 1987, pp. 148-149
Marianne Staniszewski, "Corporate Culture", Manhattan Inc., New York, p. 216
"General Idea", Bijutsu Techo, Tokyo, Vol. 39, no. 588, pp. 82-83
Diana Nemiroff, "A History of Artist-Run Centres in Canada with Particular Reference to Véhicule, A Space and the Western Front." M.A. thesis, Concordia University, 1985


Carlo McCormick, "General Idea at 49th Parallel", Artforum, New York, December 1986, p. 114
Ian Carr-Harris, How We See What We Say (catalogue), Harbourfront Gallery, Toronto, 1986
Peggy Gale, "Narratives: Cornucopia", Parachute , Montreal, #41, 1986
Serge Bernard, "General Idea", Parachute , Montreal, #42,1986
General Idea: The Armoury of the 1984 Miss General Idea Pavillion (catalogue), Albright-Knox Gallery, Buffalo, 1986


Fiera Arco, "News d'Europa", Domus, Milan, June 1985, p. 82
"General Idea 1968-1984", Museum Journal #6, Amsterdam, 1985
General Idea (catalogue/multiple), de Vleeshal, Middelburg, 1985
Arielle Pelenc, "General Idea", Public Magazine, no.3, Paris, 1985
David Vereschagin, "What’s the Big Idea?."The Body Politic, No. 1115, itic, Toronto, June 1985, pp. 29-32
Susan G.Cole, "General art Idea." NOW, Toronto, May 2-8, 1985


Jo-Anne Birnie.Danzker and General Idea, General Idea’s 1984 (a FILE issue, Vol. 6, Nos. 1 & 2, 1984, Vancouver and Toronto: Vancouver Art Gallery and Art Official Inc., 1984
Gale, Peggy. "What about the Early Days?" Evidence of the Avant Garde since 1957: Selected Works from the Collection of Art Metropole including Audio Tapes, Records, Videotapes, Film, Multiples, Kitsch, Manuscripts, Stamps, Buttons, Flyers, Posters, Correspondence, Catalogues, Porn, T-shirts, Postcards, Drawings, Poems, Mailers, Books, Photographs and Ephemera. Toronto: Art Metropole, 1984
General Idea 1968-1984, Eindhoven: Stedelijk van Abbemuseum, 1984
John Bentley Mays, "Forum", Artforum, New York, February 1984
John Bentley Mays, "From the FILEs of General Idea", Globe and Mail, Toronto, July 21, 1984
"1984", Vienna: Museum Moderner Kunst, 1984
Artistic Collaboration in the Twentieth Century", Washington, D.C.: Hirshhorn Museum, 1984
An International Survey of Painting and Sculpture, New York, Museum of Modern Art, 1984


Vancouver: Art and Artists 1931-1983. Vancouver: Vancouver Art Gallery, 1983
AA Bronson and Peggy Gale, eds. Museums by Artists, Toronto: Art Metropole, 1983
John Bentley Mays, "A Not-So-Fond Farewell to Modernism", Globe and Mail, Toronto, January 1, 1983
O Kanada, Berlin: Akademie der Künste, 1983
Künster aus Kanada, Stuttgart: Württembergischer Kunstverein, 1983
Artists’ Architecture,London: Institute of Contemporary Art, 1983
Ian Wallace, "La Transavantguardia in Canada", Flash Art, Milan, No. 111, XVI, 1983
John Bentley Mays, "The Poodle as Canada’s Emblem: At Least That’s the General Idea",Globe and Mail, April 15, 1983
The Second Link: Viewpoints on Video in the Eighties, Banff: Walter Philips Gallery, 1983
General Idea, "Triple Entendre", Artforum, New York, November 1983
Anna Moszynska, "General Idea", Performance Magazine, London, No. 23, April/May 1983
Phillip Monk, "Editorials: General Idea and the Myth of Inhabitation", Parachute, Montreal, December/January/February 1983/84
David Burnett and Marilyn Schiff, Contemporary Canadian Art, Edmonton: Hurtig Publishers, 1983
Visions, Vancouver: Douglas and McIntyre, 1983


Elke Town, Fictions, Toronto: Art Gallery of Ontario, 1982
Elke Town, Transmissions, Cambridge: Cambridge Library and Art Gallery, 1982
Jo-Anne Birnie Danzker, Mannerism: A Theory of Culture, Vancouver, Vancouver Art Gallery, 1982
Documenta 7, Kassel, 1982
"Cornucopia", Furor, No. 6, 1982
Judy Annear, "An Interview with General Idea", Art & Text, Melbourne,Summer, 1982-83
Catastrophe, Geneva: Centre d’art contemporain, 1982
John Bentley Mays, "Hot Pink Pyramids’ Antiques of the 60’s", Globe and Mail, Toronto, September 18, 1982
Richard Flood, "Documenta 7", Artforum, New York, October 1982
Peter D’Agostino and Antonio Muntadas, eds., "General Idea’s Boutique", Un/necessary Image, Cambridge: Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1982


Tim Guest, Books by Artists, Toronto: Art Metropole, 1981
General Idea, New York: 49th Parallel Gallery, New York, 1981 (information sheet)
"Quelques Artistes Contemporaines", Grande Encyclopedie Larousse, Paris: Larousse, 1981
Thomas Lawson, "General Idea, 49th Parallel", Artforum, New York, September 1981
Jacqueline Fry, "Le Musée dans quelques Oeuvres Recentes", Parachute, Montreal, Fall 1981
Virginia Wilde and Janis Runge, "General Idea, Test Tube and the Colour Bar Lounge", Artsatlantic, Charlottestown, Winter 1981
Johanne Lamoreaux, "General Idea: ‘Le Conte’ du Temps", Parachute, Montreal, Winter 1981
Virginia Wilde, "Test Tube: Some General Instruction for Media Artists", Parallelogramme, Toronto, December/January 1981-82


Prospect 80/2, Ghent: Museum van Hedendaagse Kunst, 1980
Babs Shapiro, "Architectural References", Vanguard, Vancouver, May 1980
Bruce Ferguson, Canadian Video Biennale di Venezia, Ottawa: Venice Biennale/National Gallery of Canada, 1980
Martha Hanna, Words and Images, Ottawa: National Film Board of Canada, 1980
Flavio Caroli, Nuova Immagine, Milan/Regione Lombardia: XVI Triennale, 1980
Robert Handforth, "Test Tube", Fuse, Toronto, March, 1980
Adele Freedman, "The Venice Tapes", Toronto Life, Toronto, March, 1980
Liesbeth Brandt Corstius, "Test Tube", Museumjournaal, Amsterdam, January 1980
Pluralities, Ottawa: National Gallery of Canada, 1980
Ron Glowen, "Evaluations of Architecture", Artweek, San Francisco, May 17, 1980
Douglas Durand, "G.I. Image and Enforcement", Body Politic, Toronto, June/July 1980
Frank Gooderick, "Liquid Assets from the Colour Bar Lounge", Videomania, Toronto, Vol.1, No. 1, December 1980
John Bentley Mays, "G.I. Makes Honeymoor Detour", Globe and Mail, Toronto, December 23, 1980


Glenn Lewis, "Performance Notes from the Western Front." in Bronson, AA and Gale, Peggy, eds. Performance by Artists, Toronto: Art Metropole, 1979, pp. 270-287
General Idea, Amsterdam: Stedelijk Museum, 1979 (information sheet)
Video Weeks Essen Essen: Museum Folkwang, 1979
John Bentley Mays, "But Is It Art?", Macleans, Toronto, November 1979
Rosalie Goldberg, Performance, London: Thames and Hudson, 1979


Art, Artists and the Media, Graz: International Video Conference, 1978
Skira Annual No. 4, Geneva: Skira Editions, 1978
Jean-Christophe Ammann, Kanadischer Künstler, Basel: Kunsthalle Basel, 1978
Clive Robertson, "General Idea and the Metaphive", Center fold, Calgary/Toronto, Vol. 2, No. 2/3, 1978
Kenneth Coutts-Smith, "General Idea", artscanada, Toronto, issue 218/219,1978
Jo-Anne Birnie Danzker, "General Idea: Towards an Audience Vocabulary", Centerfold, Calgary/Toronto, December, 1978


Peggy.Gale, "Toronto Video: Looking Inward", Vie des Arts, Montreal, Vol. XXI, No. 86 (Spring 1977), pp. 85-86
Peggy Gale, In Video, Halifax: Dalhousie Art Gallery, 1977
Peggy Gale, "Video has Captured Our Imagination", Parachute, Montreal, Summer 1977
"LIFE is Dead, but FILE goes on." Toronto Life, Toronto, January 1977
Glenn O’Brien, "Extremist Glamour",Oui, New York, December 1977
Clive Robertson, "Architects on the Run." Centerfold, Calgary/Toronto, Vols. 7 & 8, 1977, pp. 2-3
Biennale des Jeunes, Paris Biennale, Paris: Musée d’art moderne, 1977
Geoffrey James, Tansparant Things, Ottawa: Canada Council Art Bank, 1977


Eric Cameron, "Structural Video Tape in Canada." Video Art, New York: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1976, pp. 188-195
Noë Goldwasser, "Canadian Crazies Blow into Town." The Village Voice New York, February 9, 1976, p. 90
Eve Carpi, and Jo-Anne Birnie. Danzker, "General Idea and the Cultural Cliché." Flash Art, Milan, No. 58-59 (January 1976)
Peggy Gale, ed. Video by Artists. Toronto, Art Metropole, 1976
Peggy Gale, "Video Art in Canada: Four Worlds", Studio International, London, May/June 1976
General Idea. "Form Follows Fiction." Unmuzzled Ox, New York, Vol. 4, No. 2 (1976), pp. 23-39
Noë Goldwasser,"Time-Life Files a Suit" The Villlage Voice, New York, March 15, 1976, p. 24
Gregory Battock, "The Last Estate: FILE Megazine", The Soho Weekly News, New York, May 27, 1976, pp. 22-23


The Carmen Lamanna Gallery. Sackville: Owens Art Gallery, 1975
Chairs Toronto: Art Gallery of Ontario, 1975
Ronnie Cultrone, "Fantasy Architecture." Andy Warhol’s Interview, New York, December 1975 ,p. 47
Gary Michael.Dault, "3 Trendy Young men market themselves." Toronto Star, Toronto, November 3, 1975, p. D8
"In the Year of 1984." Winnipeg Free Press, Winnipeg, September 19, 1975
Philip Marchand, "The general idea behind General Idea." Toronto Life, Toronto, November 1975, p. 30-37
Marci McDonald,. "What Did You Do in The Seventies Dada?." Maclean’s, Toronto, May 1975, p. 10


J.S. Bodolai, "Luxon V.B. General Idea at Carmen Lamanna December 15 to January 3."Proof Only, Toronto, Vol 1, No. 3, (January 15, 1974)
Germano Celant, "General Idea i Canadada: Un Gruppo Canadese."Domus, Milan, October,1974, p. 52
"Jorge Saia. Un venezolano en la vanguardia artistica canadiense." El Nacional, Caracas, June 27, 1974
Susan Subtle,. "Their Arts Belong to Dada: Cheer and Clothing in California and Other Points West." Esquire, New York, August, 1974, pp. 50-56
John Bentley.Mays, "General Idea." Open Letter, Toronto, Second series, No. 8 (Summer 1974), pp. 5-36
"Mirrors Stop Them Turning a Blind Eye." Pilkington News, Toronto, April 25, 1974, p. 3
Alan Moore, "New Voices." Artforum, New York, December 1974, pp. 63-65
Videoscape. Toronto: Art Gallery of Ontario, 1974
Project ‘74, Cologne: Wallraf-Richartz Museum, 1974


Andre, Michael. "Art: General Idea’s ‘Collage or Perish.’" Columbia Daily,Spectator, Columbus, October 16, 1973
George Anthony, "Literati." Toronto Sun, Toronto, January 23, 1973
Canada Trajectories 73. Paris: Musée d’art moderne, 1973
Jamie Craig. "In spite of all that...Each of us encounters a daily parade of images that need a home...." Vancouver Sun, Vancouver, February 9, 1973, pp. 4A- 5A
Gary Ross, "File it under ‘D’- for different." Toronto Life, Toronto, June 1973, p. 29
Robert Fulford, "Correspondence art: Collages in Time, Distance and the Mind." Toronto Star, Toronto, March 17, 1973, p.49
"’Glamour Art’. Un venezolano en el movimiento canadiense ‘General Idea’." El Nacional, Caracas,September (n.d.), 1973
Walter Klepac, "Getting it all Apart. FILE Magazine: Special Double Issue; International Image Exchange Directory; IS 12/13: West Coast Issue, " Books in Canada, July-September 1973
Annabel Nicholson, "canadada fragments." Art & Artists, London, Vol. 8, No. 1 (April 1973), pp. 28-33
Willoughby Sharp, "The Gold-Diggers of ‘84: An Interview with General Idea, Toronto."Avalanche, New York, Winter/Spring, 1973, pp. 14-21
David Zack, "An Authentik and Historikal Discourse on the Phenomenon of Mail Art." Art in America, New York, January/February 1973, pp. 46-53
Clive Philpott, "Feedback", Studio International, London, April, 1973


Thomas Albright,"Correspondence Art." Rolling Stone, New York, April 27, 1972, pp.28-29
Robt. [Robert] Amussen,. "’FILE’ not Rank." The Grape, Vancouver, May 31-June 5, 1972
"Des potina à la torontoise." Mediart Magazine, Montreal, May 1972
"FILE: The Great Canadian Art Tradegy." The Grape, Vancouver, May 24-30, 1972
"General ideas." Body Politic, Toronto, May 1972, p. 20
Image Bank. International Image Exchange Directory. Vancouver: Talon Books, 1972
Image Nation, Toronto, No. 8..(c.1972)
" view." Art & Artists, London, September, 1972, pp. 8-9
Walter Klepac, "General Idea." Guerrilla, Toronto, June 14,1972, p. 15
Joan.Lowndes, "Directions--Art." Vancouver Sun, Vancouver, May 12, 1972
Robert Martin,. "A Truly Illuminating Exhibition." Globe and Mail, Toronto, June 10, 1972, p. 28
"New low at Global Village." Unidentified newspaper clipping, General Idea’s Press File, 1972
Realism: Emulsion and Omission. Kingston: Agnes Etherington Art Centre, 1972
Bill Vazan, "Montreal Visits General’s Headquarters." Beaux Arts,Montreal, Summer 1972, p. 24
"Vive l’éphémère. Les ‘lightbox’ de General Idea à la Galerie B." La Press, Montreal, April 8, 1972
Michael White, "New art magazines for group communication." Montreal Gazette, Montreal, May, 1972


John Buckley,. "Keeping it together in Vancouver: the search for alternatives."artscanada, Toronto, June/July 1971, pp. 39-43
Image Bank, The Image Bank Post Card Show. Toronto: Coach House Press, 1971
Nora McCabe, "Men Join in Beauty Pageant." Toronto Star, Toronto, October 2, 1971
Michael Terry," you get the general idea?." Pilkington News, Toronto, 1971


Joyce Carter, "Authentic Unreality." Globe and Mail, Toronto, January 22, 1970, p. W1
AA Bronson, ed. and with some illustrations, IS, Toronto, Vol. 9 (Fall 1970)
Kay Kritzwiser, "Three Artists in Pursuit of Commitment." Globe and Mail, Toronto, January 17, 1970, p. 26
Unidentified newspaper clipping (review of Off Hand exhibition at 567 Gallery, Toronto, 1970 located in Felix Partz, Notebook, 1969 (General Idea Archive)