Gilbert and George

We went to a Members Private View of the Gilbert and George exhibition at Tate Modern this evening. What a wonderful exhibition! I enjoyed it thoroughly. Somehow, their art says something to me that I like. I don’t know what it is, but I really enjoy it. The colours are so vibrant, their ideas so incisive, especially about subjects such as life, death, religion, and AIDS. I wish I had the money to buy one of their works. I’m going back to buy a poster, though…

If you’re in London before the 7th of May, just go! It’s the first exhibition I remember that had taken up all of the 4th floor.

Oh, and the slides were almost empty, but I didn’t actually have the nerve to go. I probably won’t have the opportunity now (I think they’re being taken down sometime in April). Yes, I’m a wimp. But I went to the gym and exercised legs yesterday, and they are slightly achy. And I’m not a fan of heights. Oh, well.

2 Responses to “Gilbert and George”

  1. gmjambear says:

    and I, with our host , walking from one of the LSE residence halls to the Tate Modern or past the building across the Millennium Bridge. It’s been almost four years and the mention of the Tate and other sites still brings back some very nice travel memories. I certainly hope Mike and I will be able to head back to the UK in the future.

    I assume, because of heights, the London Eye is out of the question?

  2. chrishansenhome says:

    No, I’ve been on the Eye and it’s fine (remember, you’re still attached to the ground, however tenuously) and it goes veeerrrrryyyyy slowly.

    The only reason it might be unlikely is the Eye-watering price…it’s quite expensive now. And now that Madame Tussaud’s, which owns it, has been sold to a private equity consortium, I expect the price will go higher until all the tourists desert it.

    If you come please feel free to get in touch beforehand.