Pink & Perke Report on Gilbert & George in Brooklyn

A preview of their new retrospective at Brooklyn Museum, with “the artist” as tour guide.

poster for Gilbert & George Exhibition

Gilbert & George Exhibition

at Brooklyn Museum
in the DUMBO, other Brooklyn area
This event has ended - (2008-10-03 - 2009-01-11)

In Photo Reports by Kosuke Fujitaka 2008-10-02 print

They met 40 years ago at art school in London, and have been working together nearly as long. Gilbert and George are “an artist” and a “living sculpture.” A major retrospective of their work is now at Brooklyn Museum for its final stop, after traveling from Tate Modern via several European and American cities. “The artist” came to New York for the installation of the show and was still here on preview day, a walking – living – chatting sculpture.

Gilbert and George, as always impeccably groomed, dressed and behaved, were easy to spot in the front row during an opening speech by Judy Kim, curator of exhibitions at the Brooklyn Museum.
Gilbert and George answering questions from the audience.
Gilbert and George in the main fifth floor gallery filled with their massive works on a grid, resembling stained glass windows.
 ''The artist,'' continuing a walk around the exhibition, descends to the lower of the two exhibition floors.
In the main gallery of the fourth floor with more of the massive works in more monochromatic tones.

The show opens to the public on Friday, October 3, 2008.

Text by Aneta Glinkowska.

Kosuke Fujitaka

Kosuke Fujitaka. Born in Osaka, 1978. Graduated with a BA in Economics from the University of Tokyo. He wrestled with Excel and Power Point in the Sony Ericsson R&D, cost control and marketing departments for three years before launching Tokyo Art Beat with Paul Baron and Olivier Thereaux in 2004. In 2008, he moved back to NYC, where a decade ago he had come across many important life elements, and has now launched New York Art Beat. Kosuke is also a co-founder of 101 Tokyo, a young international art fair in Tokyo happening every April. He thinks that art leveraged by IT, wine and beer can make the world a better place. Personal page as art guide (Only in Japanese) » See other writings

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