WITH Gilbert & George documentary at FACT on Monday
25 January 2011
Loved and hated with unprecedented ferocity, Gilbert & George are considered oddities even by the art world’s standards. In this intimate and moving portrait filmed over 18 years, filmmaker Julian Cole (Cole first met Gilbert & George when he modelled for them in 1986) probes the myths and reveals the individuals that are two people inside a single artist, a permanent living sculpture in which they are compelled to be inseparable from each other and their art.\r\n
The film traces their lives from humble beginnings to the world's artistic stage where they have performed their enigmatic and controversial double act for four decades. Having mounted more exhibitions around the world than any other living artist, G&G's motto 'Art for All' is assessed through their ground breaking shows in Russia, China and beyond revealing how their art can transcend cultural barriers.
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