Gilbert and George’s ‘Scary London.’

CLAD_press-629x500Gilbert & George are an artistic duo whose large scale works are about fear, and their signature is to always include themselves in their own artworks.
The latest set of works occupy the cavernous spaces of the White Cube gallery in Bermondsey and all feature empty canisters used for inhaling the drug nitrous oxide.
These were all found on their walks throughout London and they’ve also drawn a parallel that when enlarged they look like bombs.

This is meant to hint at the terrorist threat to London but this isn’t conveyed successfully because they resemble world war two era bombs rather than those used by terrorists today.
Other fears include young people in hoodies who offer a stark contrast to the artists in their suits. The addition of street signs in Bengali in East London and a woman in a Burka are uncomfortable additions — Islamophobia may be on the rise but these works reflect this incendiary topic.
Read on via Gilbert And George Create A Scary Picture Of London | Londonist.

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