Gilbert & George in Brussels

Gilbert & George are two contemporary artists who work together as a duo. They have been at the forefront of British contemporary art for some 40 years. Gilbert & George interpret the Union Jack in an exhibition now showing at the Baronian Francey Gallery in Brussels. 'Jack Freak Pictures' is showing through October 31.
Gilbert & George are two contemporary artists who work together as a duo.  As an artist duo they occupy a unique position among contemporary artists and have built up a vast body of artworks which has earned them international acclaim.
They have been working together for more than 40 years and have consistently been at the forefront of British contemporary art. Gilbert & George have become famous for their odd, highly formal appearance and manner.

As an artist duo they occupy a unique position among contemporary artists and have built up a vast body of artworks which has earned them international acclaim.
Starting out as "living sculpture"-making "Art for All" - they evolved into fearless "picture"-makers, willing to tackle a broad range of social subjects. 'Inspired'-or 'traumatized', as they call it, by their own recent retrospective, which travelled to six museums in Europe and the U.S.A, the duo set to work on a new series of pictures, their largest ever.

After Berlin and Paris, selections of the 153 unique works from the 'Jack Freak Pictures' are now showing in Brussels.  VRT's Ludwig De Wolf spoke with the artists (or artist rather: they see themselves as one single artist) at the launch of the exhibition in Brussels.
The 'Jack Freak Pictures' are a kind of "interpretation of the union jack". The exhibition of 12 works from the series can be seen at the Baronian Francey Gallery in Elsene (Ixelles, a district in Brussels) through October 31. 

On 28 October 2010 Bozar Fine Arts Museum will exhibit all 153 works from 'Jack Freak Pictures'.