The Provocateurs

Two people, one artist: Gilbert and George in conversation with Shilpa Vijayakrishnan.

‘Art for all’ is the credo of the international artists, Gilbert and George. United by their disdain for the formalist approach to sculpture, they met as college students at the St Martins School of Art, and have been living and creating together ever since. Their increasingly formal appearance marked by matching tweed suits juxtaposed with their loud, provocative, brightly-coloured artwork is what cultivates the distinctive public persona – Gilbert and George.

Having explored many facets of human existence through their art including sex, religion, corruption, racial tension, addiction and death, they believe that art in every form exists to provoke. 

Join us in conversation with these incredible artists, as they speak to Shilpa Vijayakrishnan about their ever-expanding practice, distinctive style and approach to confronting a breadth of societal issues through their Art. 

This event is in collaboration with Bangalore International Centre (BIC).

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Gilbert & George

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