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.
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!