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Scapegoats and Masks   Pick-button-f22fa879042524f5c7b8d2278b2983b8
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Gilbert & George at White Cube, Bermondsey July 18th, 2014 - September 28th, 2014
Posted 8/7/14
Over sixty new works comprise Gilbert and George’s new series, As always, the well-known duo, now in their seventies, are the stars of their digital photomontages, which are dissected in their familiar multi-panel geometrical style, and dominated by menacing red, black, and white colors. The eccentric British and Italian couple is known to use familiar images from their local neighborhood in East London, where they have lived for the past 45 years. Dominating their current series is a favorite... [more]
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Gilbert & George at White Cube, Bermondsey March 9th, 2012 - May 12th, 2012
Posted 3/31/12
For several years, Gilbert & George have been stealing Evening Standard posters from newsagents – one of them distracting the shopkeeper by buying a Mars bar while the other unfastens the headline of the day. They have carefully sifted and categorised 3,712 of these to create the LONDON PICTURES, their most extensive series to date, which is simultaneously on display at all three London galleries of White Cube. Expansive in size and number, the works unfold a deadpan lexicon of urban life.... [more]
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James Cahill's 4 Art Highlights of 2011   Pick-button-f22fa879042524f5c7b8d2278b2983b8
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Gilbert & George at White Cube, Mason's Yard January 14th, 2011 - February 19th, 2011
Posted 12/25/11
The mistletoe may still be up and the mulled wine chilling in the pot, however the holidays are not over since the new year is just around the corner. What may be more fitting then: a recap of the year with James Cahill's pick of London's 4 Art Highlights of 2011. 1. Gilbert and George: Urethra Postcard Art at White Cube The Urethra Postcard Art of Gilbert & George was a hilarious and duly provocative reprisal of the duo’s ‘postcard art’. In 155 framed collages, multiple copies of a... [more]
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On White Bicycles and The Nature   Pick-button-f22fa879042524f5c7b8d2278b2983b8
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Gilbert & George at Kröller-Müller Museum July 9th, 2010 - November 21st, 2010
Posted 8/15/10
        In the summer of 1970 Gilbert & George spent a good deal of time in the English countryside. Choosing a single word to describe what they were doing there seems an unfair task; creating, sculpting, experiencing, inhabiting, brooding, researching, enjoying, being – none of these quite describe the all-encompassing state of existing as an Artist that Gilbert & George have so expertly cultivated. In any case, the following the winter the pokerfaced pair reflected on their... [more]
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Collage Abounds   Pick-button-f22fa879042524f5c7b8d2278b2983b8
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John Ashbery, Nora Aslan, Wilhemina Barns-Graham, Ion Birladeanu, Nayland Blake, Ansuya Blom, Brice Brown, Jay Cloth, Bob Clyatt, Dan Coombs, Michael Cooper, Joseph Cornell, Robert Courtright, Matthew Cusick, Kate Davis, Ian Dawson, Jan Dibbets, John Digby, Godfried Donkor, Samantha Donnelly, Marcel Duchamp, Marcel Dzama, India Evans, John Evans, Ginnie Gardiner, Gilbert & George, James Gobel, Al Hansen, David Harrison, Marcus Harvey, Addie Herder, Susan Hiller, Paul Hosking, David Huffman, Derek Jarman, John Jodzio, Jerry Jofen, Chantel Joffe, Cletus Johnson, Ray Johnson, Don Joint, Chris Kenny, Jiri Kolar, Thomas Lanigan-Schmidt, Andrew Logan, Andrew Mania, Margaret Mellis, Salvatore Meo, Robert Motherwell, Avis Newman, Ben Nicholson, Eduardo Paolozzi, Betty Parsons, Grayson Perry, David Poppie, Mac Premo, Penny Rockwell, Jakob Roepke, Barbara Sandler, Roberta Smith, Jeff Sonhouse, Dorothea Tanning, Maritta Tapanainen, Joe Tilson, Jacques Villegle, Mark Wagner, Andy Warhol, Dodi Wexler, C.K. Wilde, May Wilson, Trevor Winkfield at Fred [London] LTD August 6th, 2009 - September 27th, 2009
Posted 8/7/09
    I checked the new group show at Fred [London], Collage, London/New York, as it was being installed. There were some wonderful things spread about the gallery waiting to be hung. The opportunity to stage a major exhibition of collages arose from contact with Pavel Zubok Gallery, New York; a specialist collector with pieces ranging from Marcel Duchamp to Joseph Cornell (magician of mysterious and intricate cabinets). The survey includes over seventy artists drawn across generations from... [more]
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Gilbert & George at White Cube, Mason's Yard July 10th, 2009 - August 22nd, 2009
Posted 7/16/09
  Humour is one theme of Gilbert & George's show, Jack Freak Pictures, but beneath this jovial veneer is a seriousness that refers to society on a very local level. The giant Union Jacks don't discomfort me as much as the nationalistic displays outside that NF-style pub on Valette Street in Hackney; however, they act as a reminder of what the flag means to those who cling to it as the rest of society blows away in the wind. In this sense, by mimicking the utilisation of the flag during... [more]
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World on a String   Pick-button-f22fa879042524f5c7b8d2278b2983b8
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Jumana Emil Abboud, Georges Adéagbo, John Baldessari, Rosa Barba, Massimo Bartolini, Thomas Bayrle, Simone Berti, Mike Bouchet, André Cadere, Paul Chan, Nikhil Chopra, Moscow Poetry Club, Tony Conrad, Roberto Cuoghi, Keren Cytter, Gino de Dominicis, Nathalie Djurberg, Anju Dodiya, Elena Elagina, Cerith Wyn Evans, Öyvind Fahlström, Lara Favaretto, Hans-Peter Feldmann, Spencer Finch, Ceal Floyer, William Forsythe, Yona Friedman, Sunil Gawde, Gilbert & George, Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster, Sheela Gowda, Tamara Grcic, GUTAI, Guyton\Walker, Gonkar Gyatso, Jan Håfström, Anawana Haloba, Rachel Harrison, Florian Hecker, Susan Hefuna, Carsten Höller, Koo Jeong-A, Joan Jonas, Miranda July, Rachel Khedoori, Toba Khedoori, Moshekwa Langa, Sherrie Levine, Arto Lindsay, Renata Lucas, Goshka Macuga, Igor Makarevich, Gordon Matta-Clark, Cildo Meireles, Aleksandra Mir, Yoko Ono, Jorge Otero-Pailos, Blinky Palermo, Lygia Pape, Anna Parkina, Philippe Parreno, Pavel Pepperstein, Alessandro Pessoli, Falke Pisano, Michelangelo Pistoletto, Att Poomtangon, Marjetica Potrc, Sara Ramo, Tobias Rehberger, Pietro Roccasalva, Tomas Saraceno, Amy Simon, Simon Starling, Xu Tan, Pascale Marthine Tayou, Wolfgang Tillmans, Rirkrit Tiravanija, Grazia Toderi, Bestué Vives, Ulla von Brandenburg, Madelon Vriesendorp, Tian Tian Wang, Richard Wentworth, Pae White, Haegue Yang, Huang Yong Ping, Chu Yun, Héctor Zamora, Chen Zhen, Anya Zholud at La Biennale di Venezia (Venice Biennale) June 7th, 2009 - November 22nd, 2009
Posted 7/13/09
Curator Daniel Birnbaum chose a clever theme in this year’s curated biennale exhibition. It has almost endless scope and he did a fairly good job of making sure that the artists fit the topic – even if that did sometimes mean equating “making installations” with “making worlds”. The art was generally of high quality, interactive, thought provoking and yes, even fun.The first and most entrancing work was Lydia Pape’s “Ttéia I, C. 2002” – a black void shot through with glinting... [more]
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Long Live Gilbert & George   Pick-button-f22fa879042524f5c7b8d2278b2983b8
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Gilbert & George at Arndt June 13th, 2009 - September 18th, 2009
Posted 6/22/09
As the international tour of the last Gilbert & George retrospective (2007–2009) did not include Berlin, Arndt & Partner are now all the more delighted to present a solo exhibition of the celebrity artist duo in its gallery rooms behind the Hamburger Bahnhof. It is the first Gilbert & George solo show in Berlin for 14 years. The exhibition features a selection of 20 large-scale pieces from the Jack Freak Pictures, the largest Gilbert & George group of pictures to date.... [more]