International art stars, performers, photographers, Gilbert & George have challenged the art world since the 1970s, creating in their words “Art For All.” They engage directly with pertinent contemporary issues, finding inspiration almost always directly outside their East London door. The pair met at Central St.Martins and established their reputation with a performance piece The Singing Sculptures. Milwaukee Art Museum is one of three US venues to host the Gilbert & George retrospective organized by the Tate Modern. In addition, the museums website features a very well put together online version of the material and a great introduction to the duo for those who are unfamiliar with their work. Check it out here. The live version stays in Milwaukee until September 1.
A rather impressive book has been released in conjunction with the exhibition as well.