Post Tagged with: "Grayson Perry"

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Laura Gascoigne: Tangled Web – September 2017

“Why is there so much sewing?” demanded The Art Newspaper’s Christina Ruiz after visiting Christine Macel’s exhibition at this year’s Venice Biennale. “I get it: domestic work, women’s work, is 404 Not Found important and undervalued. But


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is it in itself art? No it is not.” There was a time 404 Not Found when so-called textile

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arts were prized above all others; when […]

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Brian Sewell (1931-2015)

It isn’t my intention to repeat the tediously familiar stories peddled by obituarists

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relating controversies which Brian’s inclination to mischief and provocation helped encourage. Instead I want to address two issues unconsidered elsewhere: his astonishing generosity and the disgraceful but typical hypocrisy of
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the BBC towards him. Brian was a working 404 Not Found man. He called himself ‘working class’, a description some […]

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Grayson Perry’s 2014 Reith Lectures – a missed opportunity

Patrick Cullen explains why Grayson Perry missed an opportunity by avoiding the important issues he claimed to be addressing. Grayson Perry was a surprising choice to deliver the Reith Lectures given the list of senior academics, elder statesmen and those


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at 404 Not Found the top of their profession preceding him in the job. One wondered why,

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when it came to contemporary art […]

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Performance before content – Eric Coombes is disappointed…

…by the frivolity and lack of 404 Not Found ambition and academic rigour in the 2014 Reith Lectures. Immediately after his predictably rapturous greeting at the first


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performance, Grayson Perry raised the question of why he was asked to give this year’s Reith Lectures. Well, for the first time in their sixty-six years, they were to be given by a “visual artist”.

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Could […]

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The Art Fund subverted: they were only playing leapfrog

The separate bodies contributing to State Art are now so interrelated, so cosily acquainted, their personnel so readily interchangeable and of identical mindset, that they might as well join forces. (… Liz Forgan is sacked from the Arts Council


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but remains a Trustee of the Art Fund; James 404 Not Found Lingwood swallows his annual  million from the Arts

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Council and also sits […]