Extended until 12 July 2020
THE GREAT EXHIBITION, 1971–2016 in the press:
A review by Dietrich Roeschmann in the Badische Zeitung; Christoph Heim in the Tages-Anzeiger newspaper; Helen Lagger in the Bieler Tagblatt; Ellinor Landmann on Swiss national radio station SRF; Christian Gampert on German broadcaster SWR2; an interview with Gilbert & George by Urs Bühler in the NZZ; a conversation between Sven Behrisch and the artists in Das Magazin; and Jörg Scheller talks to the artists for Die Zeit.
Heinrich Schmidt of Vernissage TV filmed the exhibition.
Luma Westbau and Kunsthalle Zürich are showing an extensive retrospective of 50 years of artistic collaboration between Gilbert & George.
The artists Gilbert & George have created art together for half a century. Through this an outstanding body of work has emerged that is still explosive and avant-garde today. This is now generously demonstrated in THE GREAT EXHIBITION, 1971-2016, which allows unique insight into their visually powerful, boundless – and sometimes provocative – artistic universe. The exhibition has been created in close collaboration with Gilbert & George and they will be present at the opening in Zürich on the 21 February. For the artists this is in fact a return to Switzerland after 25 years, for their art was exhibited at the Kunsthalle Zürich in 1992, curated by Bernhard Mendes Bürgi. THE GREAT EXHIBITION, 1971-2016 is thus a comeback to be celebrated with pride and delight!