GILBERT & GEORGE: SCAPEGOATING PICTURES │ White Cube, London → 28 September 2014

“‘Man z lst hmslf ẇn h twcs in hiz ôn prsn. Gv hm a masc, n h wl tel y ɖ truʈ’

Oscr Waild (1891)

Fr nirli fîv decedz ɖ āt v Gilbt n Jwj hz crietd a visṛl n epic dpiẋn v modn ŕbn xistns. At its sentr r olwz ɖ ātists ɖmslvz, hu hv dedicetd ɖer adult lîvz t ɖer cwlñ az Livñ Sculpčrz – witṇsptisipnts wɖn ɖ moṛl n vividli atṃsferic wrld v ɖer vižn, az it z rvild in ɖer āt.

Ɖ SCÊPGOTÑ PICČRZ unflinčñli dscrîb ɖ voḷtîl, tens, axeḷretd n mstirı̣s riaḷti v âr incrisñli tecṇlojicl, multīfêʈ n multīculčṛl wrld. It z a wrld in ẇč paṛnoia, funḍmnṭlizm, srveḷns, rlijn, akzešn n victimhd bcm moṛl šêdz v ɖ siti’z tempr. Gilbt n Jwj têc ɖer plês in ɖz SCÊPGOTÑ PICČRZ az šatrd n spirit-lîc fwmz – at tîmz masct, at tîmz az gṛtscli cêṗrñ sceḷtnz, at tîmz ded-îd n impasv. Ɖz SCÊPGOTÑ PICČRZ cnsolidet n advans ɖ āt v Gilḅt n Jwj az a vy v modn hymaṇti ɖt z at wns libterı̣n n fri-ʈñcñ, opozd t biġtri v ol fwmz n dedicetd t seklr riylizm.

Dominetñ ɖ SCÊPGOTÑ PICČRZ, bcmñ olmst ɖ iṃjistc sigṇčr v ɖs ny grūp v picčrz, r imijz v ɖ sinistr bom-šêpt canistrz yzd t cnten nîtṛs oxîde, olso nôn az ẇipits n hipi crac – recriešnli inheld t indys yforia, hlūsinešnz n uncntroḷbl laftr. Gaɖrd bî ɖ ātists on ɖer ŕli mwnñ wōcs fṛm ɖ sîdstrīts n bacaliz ɖt srând ɖer hom, ɖ prezns v ɖz canistrz, mimicñ ɖt v bomz pvedz ɖ mūd v ɖ SCÊPGOTÑ PICČRZ t infŕ terrizm, worfer n a stāc industrı̣l brūtaḷti.

Ecowñ ɖ maxim v ɖ grt Victorı̣n ācitect, Ō.W.N. Pyjin, Nt a Stîl, bt a Prínṣpl, ɖ vižn v ɖ SCÊPGOTÑ PICČRZ bʈ afrmz n intnsifîz ɖ historicli îconic āt v Gilbt n Jwj, in its tîrls, imošnl n pṛfând ingejmnt wɖ ɖ vywr n ɖ modn wrld.”

GAḶRI WEBSAIT


Hanz Ŭlrih Obrist: Đ SĪCṚT FÎLZ V GILBT N JWJ


ẆT Đ PÊPRZ SE

Joṇʈn Jônz, Đ GĀDỊN, 16 Jlî 2014

Zôi Pilgr, Đ INDIPENDNT, 20 Jlî 2014

Mātin Cūmr, TÎM ÂT, 22 Jlî 2014

Ben Lūc, Đ LUNDN ĪVNÑSTANDD, 18 Jlî, 30 Ōġst 2014

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