November 10, 2015 - Museum of Old and New Art (MONA) - Gilbert & George: The Art Exhibition
November 10, 2015

Museum of Old and New Art (MONA)

Gilbert & George, FORWARD, 2008. Mixed media, 381 x 604 cm. Courtesy of the artists and White Cube.

Gilbert & George
The Art Exhibition
November 28, 2015–March 28, 2016

Museum of Old and New Art (MONA)
655 Main Road
Berriedale, Hobart Tasmania
Australia

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Gilbert & George’s first major exhibition in Australasia to open at Tasmania’s Museum of Old and New Art

Two people, but one artist: the legendary Gilbert & George have announced their first ever exhibition in Australasia: Gilbert & George: The Art Exhibition, which opens at the Museum of Old and New Art in Tasmania, Australia on November 28, 2015.

Gilbert & George: The Art Exhibition is a major retrospective, including pictures spanning five decades, dating from 1970 to the most recent, dating from 2014. Curated by Nicole Durling, MONA’s Co-Directors of Exhibitions, and Olivier Varenne, together with Gilbert & George, the pictures will be exhibited across the entirety of MONA’s touring galleries.

“We are coming all the way from London to celebrate the first exhibition of our pictures in Australasia, at the wonderful Museum of Old and New Art in Hobart, Tasmania,” Gilbert & George announced via video from their home studio in London.

“Our pictures deal with the great universals: death, hope, life, fear, sex, money, race and religion. Seeing is believing. See for yourself: Gilbert & George: The Art Exhibition. This is your very first—and last—chance to see 100 of our pictures.”

Since first meeting at St Martin’s school of Art, London in 1967, Gilbert & George have lived and worked together as one single and fiercely independent artist, dedicated solely to the creation of their art. They have no allegiance to any other trend, school, movement, doctrine, theory or style of art.

From the outset, Gilbert & George have pursued a form of art that was, to them, entirely rooted in the real world—in the streets and clamour and traffic and buildings and hearts of strangers: an “Art For All." Today, their art continues to be multi-allusive, contemporary and contentious, as their subject is literally at their feet—along countless streets, the thoroughfares of the passage of millions of lives, and dense with the sedimentary tracings of social existence.

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