Gilbert & George

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Art for all’ is the belief that underpins Gilbert & George’s art. Their trademark format is the large grid, a square or rectangular picture broken into sections that becomes a unified field of signs and images.

 

Gilbert & George began working together in 1967 when they met at St Martins School of Art, and from the beginning, in their films and ‘living sculpture’ they appeared as figures in their own work. The artists believe that everything is potential subject matter for their work, and they have always addressed social issues, taboos and artistic conventions. Implicit in their work is the idea that an artist’s sacrifice and personal investment is a necessary condition of art. They have depicted themselves as naked figures in their own work, recasting the male nude as something vulnerable and fragile rather than as a potent figure of strength. The backdrop and inspiration for much of their work is the East End of London where Gilbert & George have lived and worked for over 40 years. From street signs to Ginkgo trees, from chewing gum stains on the pavements to vistas of urban grandeur and decay, their work is both an ongoing portrait of a city and a reflection on the human condition. Working in series, Gilbert & George have confronted many of the fundamental issues of existence: sex, religion, corruption, violence, hope, fear, racial tension, patriotism, addiction and death.

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    The Great Exhibition

    11 March 2021 – 5 September 2021 11.03.2021 – 05.09.2021
    Schirn, Kunsthalle Frankfurt

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    Gilbert & George: THE GREAT EXHIBITION (1971-2016)

    30 May 2020 – 20 September 2020 30.05.2020 – 20.09.2020
    Reykjavik Art Museum, Reykjavik (IS)

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    Gilbert & George

    22 February 2020 – 10 May 2020 22.02.2020 – 10.05.2020
    Luma Westbau and Kunsthalle Zurich (CH)

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    THE PARADISICAL PICTURES

    16 November 2019 – 25 January 2020 16.11.2019 – 25.01.2020
    Sprueth Magers, Los Angeles (US)

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    Gilbert & George: THE GREAT EXHIBITION (1971-2016)

    12 September 2019 – 12 January 2020 12.09.2019 – 12.01.2020
    Astrup Fearnley Museet, Oslo (NO)

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    THERE WERE TWO YOUNG MEN, APRIL 1971

    3 July 2019 – 26 August 2019 03.07.2019 – 26.08.2019
    Fondation LVMH, Paris (FR)

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    Schöne Sentimenten

    30 June 2019 – 29 September 2019 30.06.2019 – 29.09.2019
    Museum Dhondt-Dhaenens, Sint-Martens-Latem (BE)

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    Dialogues #1 Baronian Xippas Brussels

    8 June 2019 – 27 July 2019 08.06.2019 – 27.07.2019
    Dialogues #1 Baronian Xippas Brussels, Xippas Paris, Paris (FR)

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    Le Choix d'Albert

    17 May 2019 – 29 June 2019 17.05.2019 – 29.06.2019
    Xippas Genève, Geneva (CH)

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    Gilbert & George: THE GREAT EXHIBITION (1971-2016)

    9 February 2019 – 12 May 2019 09.02.2019 – 12.05.2019
    Moderna Museet, Stockholm (SE)

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    Gilbert & George : The Major Exhibtion

    12 October 2018 – 24 February 2019 12.10.2018 – 24.02.2019
    Helsinki Art Museum, Helsinki (FI)

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    Memory Palace

    11 July 2018 – 15 September 2018 11.07.2018 – 15.09.2018
    White Cube Mason's Yard, London, UK

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    Gilbert & George : The Great Exhibition (1971-2016)

    2 July 2018 – 6 January 2019 02.07.2018 – 06.01.2019
    Fondation LUMA, La Mécanique Générale, Parc des Ateliers, Arles (FR)

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    Dancing With Myself

    8 April 2018 – 16 December 2018 08.04.2018 – 16.12.2018
    Punta Della Dogana, Venice, IT

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    The Beard Pictures

    11 January 2018 – 22 February 2018 11.01.2018 – 22.02.2018
    Bernier/Eliades, Athens

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    The Beard Pictures and Their Fuckosophy

    22 November 2017 – 28 January 2018 22.11.2017 – 28.01.2018
    White Cube Bermondsey, London

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    Gilbert & George : The General Jungle or Carrying on Sculpting

    13 November 2017 – 28 January 2018 13.11.2017 – 28.01.2018
    Lévy Gorvy, Londres

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    THE BEARD PICTURES

    19 October 2017 – 13 January 2018 19.10.2017 – 13.01.2018
    Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac

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    THE BEARD PICTURES

    12 October 2017 – 22 December 2017 12.10.2017 – 22.12.2017
    Lehmann Maupin, New York

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