Strap in for a wild ride through the colourful, creative and controversial world of Gilbert & George. In this exclusive Members tour, Senior Curator, Ron Brownson shares the story behind Gilbert & George: The Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland Exhibition and offers a captivating and humorous peek into the personal and political narratives woven throughout.
Tours will be held on Wednesday 17 August and Thursday 18 August, from midday til 1pm. To secure your spot, please select your chosen date and make a free booking at the link below. Members with a guest pass will be able to add a guest to their booking.
Please note: These tours are now booked out.
ABOUT THE EXHIBITION
For Gilbert & George anything – and everything – is a potential subject matter for art. They have peered closely at the big questions of life: religion, sex, violence, hope, addiction and death. Through their pictures and ‘living sculpture’, they have challenged taboos, fought artistic convention and taken a fresh look at the way we live now.
Gilbert & George: The Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland Exhibition brings together existing and new work from the 21st century to look back over a joint career that has courted controversy, challenged the status quo and championed alternative views. Exhibiting work direct from Gilbert & George’s own personal collection, it brings some of the most exciting of British art to New Zealand for the very first time.
This event is part of our membership programme. Members receive free, unlimited entry to Gilbert & George: The Tāmaki Makaurau Exhibition. Join us from $50 per year.
Image credit: Gilbert & George, BRITISHISM, 2008, mixed media. Courtesy of the artist.
- Free for Members (bookings required)