#FLVfromhome : Talk Gilbert & George

Thursday 28 May 2020

On the occasion of the opening of the exhibition a conversation with Gilbert & George, led by Hans Ulrich Obrist, was organised on the 2nd of July 2019.

During this informal conversation, Gilbert & George look back on their encounter at the St Martin's School of Art in London as well as their artistic career. They also present the creative process and history behind the work displayed “There Were Two Young Men, (April 1971)”.

The artists

Gilbert & George

Born in 1943 and 1942, in the Dolomites (Italy) and Devon (England), they live and work in London (UK). Shortly after leaving Saint Martin’s School of Art, where they met in 1967, Gilbert & George came to recognition by becoming “Living Sculpture”. 

Dressed in plain suits, with impassive faces and covered with multicolour metallic powder, in The Singing Sculpture they performed a song from the 1930s, Underneath the Arches, alluding to the world of the underclasses. The artists immediately chose to stand out from the formalist, conceptual artistic context of the period, by choosing a figurative language. From a staging of everyday life (walking, singing, reading, drinking), they derive a visual material which they have been exploiting since the early 1970s in pictures, firstly black and white, then in colour. Right from the start, their art bears testimony to the consistency of their position, favouring a figuration which was disparaged at the time, with the declared objective of an Art for All. Another constant in Gilbert & George’s art is the choice of a form that communicates directly, in a spirit of exchange with the viewer, in which individual emotions are felt at their most real and attain universality.



The essential

Thursday 28 May 2020



The Fondation sets 3 digital events:



A visit of an exhibition with commentary by the curators


A concert held at the Auditorium



A music masterclasse 

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