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The Great Exhibition
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 Gilbert & George The Great Exhibition
Foreword by Maja Hoffmann, Hans Ulrich Obrist, Daniel Birnbaum., Ann-Sofi Noring, Gunnar B. Kvaran, Ólöf Kristín Sigurðardóttir, interviews with Gilbert & George by Hans Ulrich Obrist and Daniel Birnbaum.

Published by Luma, Arles, with HENI Publishing, London.
published in September 2018
bilingual edition (English / French)
24 x 30 cm (softcover)
460 pages (ill.)
ISBN: 978-1-91212-219-6
EAN: 9781912122196
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Catalogue of the quadruple major retrospective exhibition celebrating Gilbert & George's one-of-a-kind half century of creating art together: an overview of their practice, featuring a selection of historical pictures deemed by the artists themselves as the most representative of their art and life, and five new interviews by Hans Ulrich Obrist and Daniel Birnbaum.
Published on the occasion of the eponymous exhibition at Luma, Arles, in 2018-2019, Moderna museet, Stockholm, in 2019, Astrup Fearnley Museet, Oslo, in 2019-2020, and Reykjavík Art Museum, in 2020.
Gilbert & George are Gilbert Prousch (born in South Tyrol, Italy, 1943) and George Passmore (born in England, 1942). They live and work in London. For the last 40 years the artistes have spanned the international art scene with as much insolence as elegance. Real living sculptures, they have developed a repetitive language around recurrent figures and themes: shit, piss, blood tears, nudity, sperm, alcohol, drugs. Theirs is an oeuvre that has radically overturned conventions and thinking of the period, and which refers literally to homosexuality, exclusion, social and religious violence.

See also Charlotte Birnbaum & Gilbert & George.