Artist

Gilbert & George

 Gilbert & George
Gilbert & George

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.
Gilbert & George have confronted many of the fundamental issues of existence: sex, religion, corruption, violence, hope, fear, racial tension, patriotism, addiction and death.

Exhibitions
Exhibitions
Gilbert & George: The Great Exhibition, 1971–2016
A major retrospective with the intent to capture and revel in Gilbert & George’s larger-than-life universe
22 Feb 2020 - 10 May 2020
Kunsthalle Zürich
Exhibitions
Dont’ Shoot The Painter. Paintings from UBS Art Collection.
New event with masterpieces from the UBS Art Collection: the GAM and the Municipality of Milan with UBS...
17 Jun 2015 - 04 Oct 2015
GAM Milano
Exhibitions
Take Me I’m Yours
After having become, for its reopening in October 2014, Paul McCarthy’s Chocolate Factory, then...
16 Sep 2015 - 08 Nov 2015
Monnaie de Paris
Exhibitions
Art on Stage (Arte en Escena)
Proa Foundation presents Art on Stage (Arte en Escena), an exhibition of selected artworks from the...
19 Mar 2016 - 05 Jun 2016
Fundación Proa
Exhibitions
Take Me (I’m Yours) at Pirelli HangarBicocca
Curated by Roberta Tenconi in collaboration with Christian Boltanski, Hans Ulrich Obrist and Chiara...
07 Nov 2017 - 21 Jan 2018
Pirelli HangarBicocca
Exhibitions
Gilbert & George: The Beard Pictures
“The Beard Pictures” represent the new body of work of Gilbert & George, comprising a selection...
18 Oct 2017 - 20 Jan 2018
Thaddeus Ropac Pantin
Exhibitions
Gilbert & George: The Major Exhibition
The first significant exhibition of artistic duo Gilbert & George held in a Nordic country in the...
12 Oct 2018 - 24 Feb 2019
HAM - Helsinki Art Museum
Art Spaces
Gagosian Gallery Hong Kong
Galleries in Hong Kong
Lehmann Maupin Hong Kong
Galleries in Hong Kong
White Cube Hong Kong
Galleries in Hong Kong
White Cube Bermondsey
Galleries in London
White Cube Mason’s Yard
Galleries in London
Hazlitt Holland Hibbert
Galleries in London
Thaddeus Ropac Pantin
Galleries in Paris
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