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Gilbert & George RA

Festival of Ideas

Talk

● Fully booked

Friday 7 September 2018
7 — 8pm

Gilbert & George RA

Early morning. The Artists set out for breakfast at Jeff’s Café in nearby Brune Street. Seated are the Artists’ friends George Crompton and Tara McKerr.

Gilbert & George RA discuss creative process, partnership and their artistic practice with the RA’s Artistic Director, Tim Marlow.

Gilbert & George RA began creating art together in 1967, when they met at St Martin’s School of Art in London. They believe that everything is potential subject matter for their art and have always addressed social issues, challenged taboos and tested artistic conventions. The backdrop and inspiration for much of Gilbert & George’s art is the East End of London, where they have lived and created art for nearly 50 years. From street signs to vistas of urban grandeur and decay, their work is both an ongoing portrait of a city and a reflection on the human condition.

Together they have participated in many important group and solo exhibitions including the 51st International Venice Biennale (2005), Turner Prize (1984) and Carnegie International (1985). They have also had extensive solo exhibitions, including Whitechapel Gallery (1971-1972), Guggenheim Museum, New York (1985), National Gallery, Beijing (1993), Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris (1998), Serpentine Gallery, London (2002), Tate Modern, London (2007), Brooklyn Museum of Art, New York (2008), Museum of Old and New Art (MONA) and Tasmania (2015-6).

In this event, Gilbert & George discuss how their collaborative partnership defines their creative process.

● Fully booked

● Cancelled

Friday 7 September 2018

7 — 8pm

The Benjamin West Lecture Theatre, Burlington Gardens, Royal Academy of Arts

£20, £12 concessions.