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 launched his career in 1982 with Extended Sensibilities at the New Museum, the first institutional effort in the US to examine gay & lesbian identity in art. For over forty years, Cameron has held senior curatorial positions at the New Museum, Orange County Museum of Art and CAC New Orleans, and organized more than a hundred museum exhibitions, including surveys of Martin Wong, David Wojnarowicz, Faith Ringgold, and others. In 2007, Dan founded Prospect New Orleans, the contemporary art triennial to benefit the city after Hurricane Katrina, and organized the first two editions. More recently, his book on Nicole Eisenman’s paintings was published in 2021 by Lund Humphries.

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