For the Banners, which will hang three deep on the wall at White Cube next month, Gilbert and George have written their own ten commandments. “Fuck Him”, “Make cunnilingus compulsory” and “Fellatio for all” are among their edicts for 2015. The artists have also repeated phrases they have used in their work for several years, such as “Fuck the teachers”, “Ban religion” and “Decriminalise sex”.
The new works are also a form of protest, testament to Gilbert and
George's vehement secularism. “Religion has done so much damage to
people and still is. The wars that are going on all over the world are
religious wars,” they say. “We still have bishops in the House of
Lords—bishops held up the abolition of slavery by 30 years.” In
characteristic contrariness, however, Gilbert and George say the banners
are “pro, not against, even the one that says ‘Ban religion’”.
Banner par Gilbert and George. White Cube. 2015
Source : theartnewspaper.com