Aurélie Petiot

Aurelie Petiot is a Lecturer in Art History at the university Paris 10, working on education in the Arts&Crafts movement, museology, gender. She has completed her PhD at King's, Cambridge.

Palimpsestic Townscapes: Gilbert & George’s Scapegoating Pictures

Gilbert and George's new exhibition, Scapegoating Pictures for London, stirs controversy, as per usual: for going too far, by portraying their immediate environment and including, for the first time, many references to Islam. Are these criticisms as empty as their canisters of laughing gas? What are these works really depicting?