At a time of reflection on Gilbert & George’s one-of-a-kind half century of creating Art together, Luma presents The Great Exhibition curated by Hans Ulrich Obrist and Daniel Birnbaum that seeks to capture and revel in Gilbert & George’s unique universe. Featuring a selection of historical pictures deemed by the artists themselves as the most representative of their art and life together.
The show will travel to Moderna Museet (Stockholm, Sweden), the Astrup Fearnley Museum (Oslo, Norway), the Reykjavik Art Museum (Reykjavik, Iceland).
Gilbert & George: The Great Exhibition (1971-2016) is produced by Luma and Moderna Museet.
The exhibition is supported by Parfums Christian Dior.
Presented in parallel with the exhibitions:
Pipilotti Rist, Pixel Forest
Pixel Forest by Pipilotti Rist is one of the most recent works by the Zurich-based artist, presented here for the first time in France. The installation comprised of 3,000 thousand LED lights, resembles a movie screen that has exploded into the space, immersing the viewer in a room-size 3-dimensional video. When walking into this forest of lights, the walls around seem to disappear. Video is used as a source of enlightening radiance that melts tenderly with the surroundings and blurs the lines between object, environment, image, and light.
Arthur Jafa, APEX
Following last year’s Love is the Message, the Message is Death acclaimed filmmaker, cinematographer, and visual artist Arthur Jafa presents here his seminal video APEX (2013) for the first time in France. The striking music-driven 8-minute video work proposes a vibrant scenario in which the histories drawn from the African American narrative of Blackness bear universal significance.
Amar Kanwar, Such a Morning
Amar Kanwar has spent his career gathering luminous scraps of testimony to chronicle the resilience of India’s most vulnerable. He repeatedly cajoles and blandishes light to offer stories in which darkness never reigns supreme and human beings rarely, if ever, submit to obscurity. Darkness in his films and in particular in his latest one, Such a Morning (2017), which premiered at documenta 14, invites both the possibility for revelation and the brilliance of protest.
Lily Gavin, Une histoire avec Vincent
A recent graduate from Bard College, Lily Gavin presents at the Grande Halle a captivating set of images produced when she was invited to join as a set photographer the 8-week film shoot of Julian Schnabel’s forthcoming new feature film At Eternity’s Gate about the life of Vincent Van Gogh in Arles, coming out later this year.
For pass holders: additional fee €10, tickets sale only at the Grande Halle.
Luma / Grande Halle
45 Chemin des Minimes, 13200 Arles France
July 02, 2018 to January 06, 2019