Gilbert & George “The Early Years”

The Museum of Modern Art

poster for Gilbert & George “The Early Years”

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The Paul J. Sachs Drawing Galleries, third floor

Since the beginning of their collaboration, in the late 1960s, British sculptors Gilbert & George have aimed to become the work of art—elevating their daily activities to expressions of creativity and casting themselves as “living sculptures.” The exhibition Gilbert & George: The Early Years builds upon MoMA’s extensive holdings of the artists’ dynamic work, focusing on their career from 1969 to 1976. The first American museum show in over 30 years dedicated to this defining decade in their production, the installation features two major, large-scale “Charcoal on Paper Sculptures”: To Be With Art Is All We Ask (1970), and The Tuileries (1974). The exhibition also incorporates ephemeral materials and video works drawn from the collections of multiple Museum departments.

Organized by David Platzker, Curator, with Tessa Ferreyros, Curatorial Assistant, Department of Drawings and Prints.



from May 09, 2015 to September 27, 2015

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