White Cube Exhibit: Gilbert & George

The Guardian calls it a 'a dirty-mouthed atheist onslaught', a visceral and provocative collection of vibrant imagery locating the viewers senses and teasing at offense. The latest showing at White Cube; photo montage and graphics, but continually described as sculpture will engage and tower over immediate viewers and bystanders to a point of themed colour and sub-surface satire and ever present cultural curiosity.

"For nearly five decades the art of Gilbert & George has created a visceral and epic depiction of modern urban existence. At its centre are always the artists themselves, who have dedicated their adult lives to their calling as ‘Living Sculptures’ – witness participants within the moral and vividly atmospheric world of their vision, as it is revealed in their art.

Echoing the maxim of the great Victorian architect, A.W.N. Pugin, ‘Not a Style, but a Principle’, the vision of the SCAPEGOATING PICTURES both affirms and intensifies the historically iconic art of Gilbert & George, in its tireless, emotional and profound engagement with the viewer and the modern world."

Running at White Cube until September 28th, the collection is worth checking out if even to form your own opinions to something that encourages debate and interpretation within modern society.

White Cube
144-152
Bermondsey St,
London
SE1 3TQ

Barbara Hepworth Tate Britain: Exhibition 24 June – 25 October 2015

Barbara Hepworth (1903–1975) was a leading figure of the international modern art movement in the 1930s, and one of the most successful sculptors in the world during the 1950s and 1960s. Her work will be showcased at Tate Britain in late 2015 as well as touring the Kröller-Müller Museum, Otterlo (November 2015–April 2016) and Arp Museum, Rolandseck (May–August 2016).

Her work as described by Tate determines Hepworth an influential figure within her field and as such, her exhibit for those interested in Art and Design and specifically sculpture - is something not to be missed:

"This major retrospective will consider Hepworth’s work in relation to how the work was shown and the personal and artistic contexts in which it was made. Revealing her contribution across various platforms – from art school to studio, in magazine, photos, films, in the landscape and in architecture – it will place Hepworth’s work in its full international context. It will include Hepworth’s major sculptures alongside less familiar works and the art of a number of her contemporaries in Britain and abroad."

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