Tim Marlow With....
Gilbert and George
Directed by Ben Harding.
Seventh Art Productions, Brighton, 2007.
Gilbert & George are two people but one artist. Their remarkable partnership is among the most consistent and long lasting in the history of art.
In this fascinating and revealing film the self-proclaimed living sculptures join Tim Marlow in an exclusive walk round their 'Major Exhibition' at Tate Modern and talk frankly about art and life.
They discuss why they dislike religion and the countryside, how they went about photographing their own bodily fluids, why they have always worn suits and how they have felt shunned the art establishment and the media.
Since meeting at St. Martin's School of Art in 1967 and resolving to make 'art for all', Gilbert & George have pushed at the boundaries of art and society. The Dirty Words Pictures of the mid '70s shocked many at the time and more recent series have provoked revulsion and accusations of blasphemy, as well as being critically lauded.
This film is a fascinating insight into their world and in itself an important document of their life and work.
Tim Marlow is a curator, broadcaster, writer and art historian. He is currently Director of Exhibitions at the White Cube gallery in London. From 1991 to 1998 he presented Radio Four's arts programme 'Kaleidoscope', for which he won a Sony Award, and in 1993, founded 'Tate: The Art Magazine'. Tim is the author of various books including monographs of the French sculptor Auguste Rodin and the Austrian expressionist Egon Schiele as well as a survey of great artists published by Faber. He is visiting lecturer at Winchester School of Art and an examiner on the Sculpture MA and former Creative Director of Sculpture at Goodwood.
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