ARTIST ROOMS Gilbert & George
28 April to 2 September 2018
Gilbert & George are a Turner Prize-winning artist partnership, who have created art and shared their lives together for fifty years. By presenting themselves as ‘living sculptures’ they challenge the distinction between art and life; sacrificing their separate identities and turning the notion of creativity on its head. The playful and ambiguous works on display, drawn from the ARTIST ROOMS and Tate collections, explore universal themes including sex, faith, and identity.
The artists are not afraid to shock their audience in their determination to present a truthful vision of life. The explicit nature of some of their imagery includes nudity, sexuality and bodily functions, which some people may find challenging.
This exhibition draws from the ARTIST ROOMS touring collection of over 1,600 works of modern and contemporary art. The collection is displayed across the UK in solo exhibitions that showcase the work of more than 40 major artists, and this touring programme gives young people the chance to get involved in creative projects, discover more about art and learn new skills. Since 2009, 40 million people have visited more than 150 displays at over 75 museums and galleries.
ARTIST ROOMS is jointly owned by the National Galleries of Scotland and Tate. The collection was established through The d’Offay Donation in 2008, with the assistance of the National Heritage Memorial Fund, Art Fund, and the Scottish and British Governments.
The ARTIST ROOMS touring programme is delivered by the National Galleries of Scotland and Tate in a partnership with Ferens Art Gallery until 2019, supported using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England, by Art Fund and by the National Lottery through Creative Scotland.
ART FOR ALL!
There’s much to make of the world of Gilbert & George, from presenting themselves as ‘living sculptures’, getting drunk on gin to creating an alternative Ten Commandments. The Museum Collective, a group of young people aged 14-24, are working with artists, curators and industry specialists to create a series of events for the exhibition that share the philosophies of Gilbert & George. Keep a check on our website and follow us on social media for updates.
ART FOR ALL is being enabled through ARTIST ROOMS with Art Fund and Arts Council England support.
Exhibition admission charges
FREE for young people (under 26) & members
Brighton & Hove Residents 26 and over:
(proof of Brighton & Hove residency is required per adult – eg driving licence, council tax/utility bill or library card)
Non-residents 26 and over:
Admission to the exhibition is included in the museum entry charge. See current Brighton Museum admission charges
During our monthly Brighton Museum Free Days admission to the exhibition is free for everyone: