Tickets ($20) are available online.
You are invited to a party. Gilbert & George's Gentlemen Party. Join PopRally for an opportunity to view the exhibition Gilbert & George: The Early Years, with a special performance by the sketch and improv group Gentlemen Party. Before the performance, enjoy Gordon's gin and tonics—a Gilbert & George specialty which references their video Gordon’s Makes Us Drunk (1972) —and tunes inspired by their famous The Singing Sculpture, courtesy of guest DJs AndrewAndrew.
Describing their relationship in life and work, British sculptors Gilbert & George have said, “It’s not a collaboration.... We are two people, but one artist.” Since the late 1960s they have aimed to become the work of art, elevating their daily activities to acts of creativity and casting themselves as “living sculptures.” Gilbert & George: The Early Years builds upon the Museum’s extensive holdings of the artists’ work from 1969 through 1975, when they established a wholly unique vision and ideology that continues to shape their art today.
For the last five years, Gentlemen Party has performed their unique brand of comedy at The People's Improv Theater in New York City. Their work consistently aims to defy genre and convention, blurring the lines between sketch and improv, audience and performer, comedy and fever-dream. Past Gentlemen Party shows have served as explorations of quintessentially American pop themes, including the middle school experience, the history of gay culture, and the self-parody of contemporary cable television.
New York City–based "creativity team" AndrewAndrew have been working behind the scenes and in front of large crowds since 1999. Always smartly dressed to a T in matching outfits, they are equally at home at the opera or in a dive bar. Whether designing jewelry or debating street food, AndrewAndrew are doing it all, and they invite you to come along for the ride. In conjunction with the exhibition Gilbert & George: The Early Years
PopRally is a series of events at The Museum of Modern Art and MoMA PS1 that serve as a gateway for young and diverse audiences to engage with MoMA. Led by a cross-departmental committee of Museum staff, PopRally produces dynamic programs including artist collaborations, performances, film screenings, and digital content that encourage new and experimental ways of encountering modern and contemporary art.