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Friday, January 20, 2012

Grayson Perry at Manchester Art Gallery

Yesterday I went to Manchester Art Gallery to see the two recently acquired Grayson Perry works 'Jane Austen in E17' and 'Print for a Politician'. Also on display were some large vases already in the collection. The statement attached to "Emotional Landscapes particularly caught my attention as Perry talks about a "crowded cultural landscape" where "the voices that stand out are the shrill ones" 
A review of the exhibition can be found here - http://thefourohfive.com/review/article/grayson-perry-visual-dialogues
It seemed to me that the idea of juxtaposing Perry's work with other work from the collection probably works better in Tomb of the Unknown Craftsman at the British Museum simply because Perry has chosen the works himself and can link to the emotions behind his work.

1 comment:

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