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Gilbert & George in conversation with Tim Marlow

Artist talk


● Fully booked

Tuesday 25 April 2017
6.30 — 7.30pm

Gilbert & George, 2012

© White Cube. Photo by Ben Westoby

Gilbert & George discuss their art and vision with the RA’s Artistic Director Tim Marlow.

Gilbert & George 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, tested taboos and challenged 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 art is both an ongoing portrait of a city and our world 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), Tasmania (2015-6).

In this exclusive event, Gilbert & George discuss their artistic practice and the fundamental issues of existence that they have always sought to confront in their art.

This event will be sign language interpreted.

● Fully booked

● Cancelled

Tuesday 25 April 2017

6.30 — 7.30pm

Royal Institution, 21 Albemarle Street, W1S

£20, £10 concessions.