Portraits of Artists

Portraits of Artists 02

We came to realize the absurdity of much twentieth century art: that the artist was choosing a language which spoke to only a particular class of person coming from a particular city, from a particular country, and if you took those words outside the context it would be immediately nil. It wouldn't actually be a work of art anymore. We want art we can exhibit anywhere to any kinds of people. It has to be based on life. "Democratic" we call it more and more now. (Gilbert & George)

The conversation between Gilbert & George and Wolf Jahn was published on DVD in Verlag der Buchhandlung Walther König in 2017. See purchase details!