Re: Gilbert and George - Art as suicide
I think Germaine Greer was rather mild in assessing the work of Gilbert and George. If you want astonishingly chilling, try this:
" The work of Gilbert and George demonstrates that you can fool some of the people some of the time, make most of the people nauseous most of the time, and make big bucks while thumbing your noses at the public by wasting their time and energy with cynicism and piles of s--t."
But of course, it has to be art, because they say so.
Sure, G & G are entitled to play their cute little game, but that does not mean that the public or art critics have to become enablers. What is so astonishing about Greer calling it as seen?