Gilbert & George, Tate Britain

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The display of Gilbert & George comprises 11 works ranging from 1970 to 1991, including eight from ARTIST ROOMS. It includes early black and white pictures from the 1970s, including the video A Portrait of the Artists as Young Men 1970 and bold-coloured works of the 1980s and 90s such as Existers 1984, and Family Tree 1991. Since 1970 Gilbert & George have been important figures in the international art world.

Working as a pair and presenting themselves as ‘living sculpture’, incorporating themselves into their art, they set out to provoke their viewers, making them think and question conventions and taboos. Their early work emphasised the artists’ own image, their place as misfits in society and their concept of ‘art for all’. But by the late 70s their work explored the world and the people around them in the East End of London.

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