Jorge (George Saia) Zontal
(1944 - 1994)
Jorge (George Saia) Zontal was active/lived in Ontario / Canada, Italy. Jorge Zontal is known for painting, graphic art, prints, sculpture, installation, performance.
Courtesy of the Collection of the Canadian Museum of Contemporary Photography (no. EX-93-36)
Biography Jorge (George Saia) Zontal
"There is a General Idea text from the mid-seventies that refers to the
gallery's relationship to art being very much like the garage's
relationship to the car: we use the gallery to tinker with and repair
the work, but the function of our art is out on the road, in a way-it's
within the current of the culture."
AA Bronson, 1991
In 1968, AA Bronson, Felix Partz, and Jorge Zontal founded the Toronto
based artists' group General Idea. They took on new names-Bronson, for
example, was born Michael Tims-and worked together, each bringing
experience and talent in various media. They produced art in many media
that would infiltrate and be inspired by popular culture over 26 years.
They exhibited internationally, were foun
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