Talk about self promotion, the title is ”
“Grayson Perry: The Most Popular Art Exhibition Ever!”
But it works as you look twice at what the exhibition is about and having decided to go, can highly recommend the visit. Sadly today is the last day though so you better be quick! Grayson Perry is an English artist from Essex born in 1960 and known equally well for his vases and cross-dressing though I don’t know why people are so interested in the latter. The vases are exquisite though and I’ve been to past exhibitions in London of those alone.
This exhibition is as the lovely Serpentine Gallery in the middle of Kensington Gardens. If you don’t know it, it is well worth a visit as it’s free and a nice detour from a park-walk.
The first work was a giant tapestry illustrating all the different factions of society during the Brexit debate. It makes one think about society and our stereotypes and you could talk about it for hours.
The theme was continued in vases :
Close-ups on the vases contained images of people like Nigel Farage who were prominent during the Brexit debate.
I also rather liked the piggybank to donate to the gallery – you put your money through the slot that most defined you
Though about the serpentine gallery rather than Grayson Perry, outside the exhibition they had a board with images of all the summer installations. It is a wonderful tradition. Each summer a big installation goes up in the garden – it is usually big enough for a café, to sit down in and has some really interesting theme. I always get excited on my summer park runs when I see it getting built – one of the first signs of summer being about to arrive.