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Exhibition March 29 − October 3

Gilbert and George

One of the most famous exhibition houses in Europe, the Schiern Gallery, Frankfurt, is hosting a large exhibition Gilbert and George.

The exposition consisted of large-format works of the famous London duo of avant-garde artists "Gilbert and George" (Gilbert Prosh, b. 1943 and George Passmore, b. 1942).

Gilbert and George have been creating art together for over half a century, but their work remains explosive and important to this day. The gallery dedicates an extensive retrospective to the visually stunning and sometimes provocative universe of the famous London artist duo with works from 1971 to 2019. At the same time as the subject and object of their work, Gilbert and George form a complete artistic unit that does not distinguish between art and life. As living sculptures, they embody their art and are a frequent object of their work. Creative themes revolve around death, hope, life, fear, sex, money, and religion. There are social problems that demonstrate their contradictions: happy and tragic, grotesque and serious, surreal and symbolic. The duo of artists discusses the concerns of society. The goal of the authors is not to shock, but to show what is happening in the world, guided by the rule “Art for All”. Punks and hipsters, influencers and outsiders, headlines and advertisements - Gilbert and George are all over the place. Their work defies public opinion and repeatedly turns out to be forward-looking and prophetic.

Based on site materials Schiern Galleries, Frankfurt.

Galleries at the exhibition