Second Annual Robert Rosenblum Lecture: Gilbert & George in Conversation with Michael Bracewell
Standby tickets may be available if space allows. Please call the Box Office at 212 423 3587 for more information. $10, $7 members, free for students with a valid ID.
Watch the live stream of this program beginning at 6:30 pm at ustream.tv/guggenheim.
Since first meeting at Saint Martins School of Art, London, in 1967, Gilbert & George have created a body of art that describes with unwavering lucidity the experience of being alive in the modern urban world. Violent, confrontational, and intensely atmospheric, the art of Gilbert & George reveals what the artists have described as "the moral dimension" of their subject matter: the desires, fears, hopes, volatility, and frailty of the human condition in all its messy and democratic momentum. For nearly five decades, Gilbert & George have created their works entirely independently of any school or movement in modern and contemporary art, tirelessly refining the artistic capacities of what Robert Rosenblum so succinctly defined as "the singularity of their duality." They are joined in conversation by Michael Bracewell, a novelist and cultural historian and the author of several publications about their art.