Gilbert & George | ARTIST ROOMS
22 March 2014
RAMM is delighted to be presenting the art of Gilbert & George as part of the national ARTIST ROOMS programme in 2014.
Gilbert & George are among the most celebrated artists to have emerged from the art scene in the late 1960s.
Gilbert (b Dolomites, Italy, 1943) and George (b Plymouth, Devon, 1942) met in 1967 as students at St Martin’s School of Art, London. By 1969 they were reacting against approaches to sculpture then dominant at St Martin’s, which they regarded as elitist and poor at communicating outside an art context. Their strategy was to make themselves into sculpture, so sacrificing their separate identities to art and turning the notion of creativity on its head.
This exhibition represents several major aspects of the artists’ career from 1969 to 1991. RAMM will be the first ARTIST ROOMS Associate to hold a Gilbert & George exhibition. It continues RAMM’s tradition of creative programming and desire to work with partners to present the best in contemporary arts to audiences in Exeter and wider Westcountry region.
ARTIST ROOMS On Tour is a partnership with Arts Council England and the Art Fund, making available the ARTIST ROOMS collection of international modern and contemporary art to galleries throughout the UK. ARTIST ROOMS is jointly owned by Tate and the National Galleries of Scotland and was established through The d’Offay Donation in 2008, with the assistance of the National Heritage Memorial Fund, the Art Fund, and the Scottish and British Governments.