The New Social Environment#420


Featuring Gilbert & George and Dan Cameron


1 p.m. Eastern / 10 a.m. Pacific

Artists Gilbert & George join Rail Editor-at-Large Dan Cameron for a conversation. We conclude with a reading of David Robilliard’s poems.

In this talk

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Gilbert & George

Photo of Gilbert & George in front of one of their artworks.
Photo by David Levene/The Guardian.
Gilbert & George (b. 1943, San Martin de Tor, Italy & 1942, Plymouth, United Kingdom) met in 1967 in art school at Saint Martin’s, where they first developed their signature form of “living sculptures” by walking the streets of London with their heads and hands coated with multi-color metallic powders. Since then, they have lived and worked together, their individual identities subsumed into a vision of animate sculpture. Recent solo exhibitions of their work have been organized at Schirn Kunsthalle, Frankfurt, Germany (2021); Kunsthalle Zürich, Switzerland (2020); and Astrup Fearnley Museet, Oslo, Norway (2019). They have received numerous awards, including the South Bank Award and The Lorenzo il Magnifico Award in 2007; and most notably, the Turner Prize in 1986.

Dan Cameron

Dan Cameron
New York-based curator, art writer, and educator Dan Cameron began his career with the 1982 New Museum of Contemporary Art exhibition Extended Sensibilities: Homosexual Presence in Contemporary Art, the first museum effort in the U.S. to examine gay & lesbian identity in art. During his 11 years as Senior Curator at the New Museum, Cameron organized survey exhibitions of David Wojnarowicz, Martin Wong, Marcel Odenbach, among many others. He is Founding Director of Prospect New Orleans, which assists in the cultural rebuilding of the city after Hurricane Katrina. In 2016 he organized the exhibition When Jackie Met Ethyl on Jackie Curtis and Ethyl Eichelberger at Howl! Happening in New York. He is an Editor-at-Large at the Rail.