Monday, September 7, 2015

Review: Gilbert & George at MoMA ending up a religion called Art

By Ken Johnson
An installation view of the survey “Gilbert & George: The Early Years,” at the Museum of Modern Art. Credit Jonathan Muzikar
NEW YORK---Gilbert Proesch and George Passmore met as students at St. Martin’s School of Art in London in 1967, soon after which they determined that everything they made or did in art and life would be sculpture, and that their partnership itself would be a living sculpture. The show’s most compelling piece hinges on the association of art with religion. A triptych on artificially aged paper, measuring more than nine feet high and 25 feet wide, is titled “To Be With Art Is All We Ask.” [link]