Gilbert & George are making a big push in Singapore this weekend with a major gallery show and strong representation at Art Stage Singapore. Local media in Singapore is swooning over the septuagenarian pair.
Winners of the 1986 Turner Prize, Gilbert & George — who describe themselves as “two people, one artist” — are in town for their first exhibition in Singapore at ARNDT Gallery in Gillman Barracks and will also be presenting a new work at Art Stage Singapore, which runs from tomorrow to Sunday.
This exhibition at ARNDT titled Utopian Pictures, makes its world premiere here and features 26 different pictures that according to them, are a “visual love letter” from them to the viewers. The pictures deal with eight subjects: Death, hope, life, fear, sex, money, race and religion.
“We don’t want to show or reflect life, we want to make pictures that make the future,” said Passmore. “We want the future to be like these pictures — to form tomorrow. We want (those who see these pictures) to get into the same frame of mind, which is to question all of our conventions.”
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