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An exhibition without a critical eye

"An exhibition without a critical eye" "the museum of Modern art jamsar in Gilbert & Georges populism" "Gilbert & George's exhibition at the museum of

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An exhibition without a critical eye
"An exhibition without a critical eye"

"the museum of Modern art jamsar in Gilbert & Georges populism"

"Gilbert & George's exhibition at the museum of Modern art called The great exhibition but the title could as well have to be ”the Husband of exhibitions great again”, because that is exactly what they mean. Early in his career, they wrote a manifesto that said that their art would be ”for all”, and in recent years it has ärkekonservativa the duo to come out as a full-fledged right-wing populists. They celebrate not just Margaret Thatcher, but Brexit and Donald Trump. "

"Gilbert Prousch and George Passmore met at the art school of Saint Martins in London in 1967. They soon became a couple and began performing as ”living sculptures”, dressed in the same kind of traditional tweedkostymer as they walk around in than in the day. To simplify the lives they developed an extremely habitual habits, and lives since many years in a house without a kitchen because they do not tolerate disorder. They want to keep their art pure, without any disturbing impressions from the outside."

"They do everything together, and the life, death and sexuality are the central themes in their works. It is this approach that will be presented in the exhibition, where the duo's work has been streamlined to only deal with the giant photomontage in strong contrast colors showing that they have worked with since the 1970s. They have also done videos, artists’ books and performances, but the works were seen, perhaps not as hard-hitting enough for The great exhibition. Instead we get wall after wall with photo montage, cleverly constructed out of smaller framed images pieced together into larger compositions. Here are their early depictions of London's fattigkvarter, their grief work about the aids epidemic, where they lost several of their friends, as well as the past years ' images that start out from the observation that hipsters and deeply religious muslims like to grow big beard. Often, their analysis is not deeper than that."

"the Exhibition is not chronologically hung, but since Gilbert & George, enter the year for each work on the front, it appears quickly that they are on a sloping plane, artistically, and intellectually. This I perceive as a consequence of their idea that everything gets better with simplified, and the populariseras: the life, ideas, politics. There is no room for the nuances, but the works have become more and more superficial and aggressive over the years. "

"However, are the Gilbert & George historically important after having brought the male homosexuality in the art in a way that no one had done in the past. It no one can take that away from them. "

"in Addition, their consistent portrayals of London to their work as a whole can be seen as a single gigantic fresco of the city's vicissitudes. From the fags and punks in the 70's, to today's multi-cultural city with extreme economic and social inequalities that are portrayed through the breakneck montage of various text - and picture elements. Maybe it is as eccentric chronicler of this time and place as the Gilbert & George will be hågkomna."

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"But it is not the social content, without the artists' dream to be loved by all as the exhibition curators Daniel Birnbaum and Hans-Ulrich Obrist have wanted to take on. It is not prohibited to be right in the art world, Gilbert & George argue in the true populist spirit, however, it is a problem that the exhibition instrumentaliserar their populism (with the hope many visitors) rather than to go in depth with what it means."

"Gilbert & George are the pioneers of today's Twitterhetsare: say something without really mena it. Staring into the camera with the aggressive look. Use formulations that are both mean and not mean what they say. Around this missing reflection in the exhibition. "

"the museum of Modern art during the Birnbaums time as a manager to cultivate a feminist profile, where two-thirds of the soloutställningarna have been by female artists. The only women that are seen in this exhibition are dressed in the burkha. "

"Just by to be hidden, a woman gets a possible feature in Gilbert & George's world. It is a classic misogyni. I mean that the museum's task should be to develop a critical eye on the art, not jamsa with and popularize it."

"" Gilbert & George: nThe great exhibition"

"the museum of Modern art, Stockholm, sweden"

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