Gilbert and George are doing a Hirst at the moment as their work is filling several White Cube venues in London and Hong Kong with 292 works from their newly unveiled “London” series. The works will appear as well in exhibitions as far afield as New York, Berlin, Paris, Athens, Naples and Salzburg. To extent that the global gallery show is becoming an art world convention, Gilbert and George are becoming conventional.
That’s the impression one gets from the recent run of press coverage. Here’s the Economist:
“We are disciplined and disturbed at the same time,” explains George. “It’s no good being just weird; there are plenty of weird people walking the street. And we don’t want to be normal because then we wouldn’t have anything to say.”