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 404 Not Found get it: domestic work, women’s work, is important


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and undervalued. But is it in itself art? No it is not.” There was a time when so-called textile arts were prized above all others; when first unveiled in

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Brian Sewell (1931-2015)

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

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by obituarists relating controversies which Brian’s inclination to mischief
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and provocation helped encourage. Instead I want to address two issues unconsidered elsewhere: his astonishing generosity and the disgraceful but typical hypocrisy of the BBC towards him. Brian was a working man. He 404 Not Found called himself ‘working class’, a description nginx/1.17.10 […]

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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 404 Not Found deliver the Reith Lectures given the list of senior academics,


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elder statesmen and those at the top

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of their profession preceding him in the job. One wondered why, when it came to contemporary art […]

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Performance before content – Eric Coombes is disappointed…

…by the frivolity and lack of ambition and academic rigour in the 2014 Reith Lectures. Immediately after his predictably rapturous greeting at the first performance, Grayson Perry raised the question of why he was asked


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to give this year’s Reith Lectures. Well, for the first time in their 404 Not Found sixty-six years, they were to

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be given by a “visual artist”. Could […]

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The Art Fund subverted: they were only playing leapfrog

The separate bodies contributing to State


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Art are now so interrelated, so cosily acquainted, their personnel so readily interchangeable and of identical mindset, that they might 404 Not Found as well join forces. (… Liz Forgan is sacked from the 404 Not Found Arts Council but remains a Trustee of the Art Fund; James Lingwood swallows his annual  million from the

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Arts Council […]