Like autumn leaves falling from the trees, the season of new exhibitions is upon us. Shows to watch out for include:
Grayson Perry at the British Museum London 6 Oct 2011-19 Feb 2012. An exhibition called “The Tomb of the Unknown Craftsman”. It is a selection of Grayson’s own work displayed alongside objects from the collection selected by him.
A Guardian interview questioned “How hubristic is it of Perry to place his own work alongside these hallowed artefacts? “Of course it’s hubristic,” he said. “I’m absolutely aware of the bitter irony of it being called The Tomb of the Unknown Craftsman when it’s in fact a celebrity artist’s vanity project.”
However Adrain Searle was impressed by the scope of the show. His article is here: http://www.guardian.co.uk/artanddesign/2011/oct/06/grayson-perry-tomb-unknown-craftsman-review?INTCMP=SRCH
Here’s a link to the Britsh Museum’s information page: http://www.britishmuseum.org/whats_on/exhibitions/grayson_perry.aspx
I’m looking forward to visiting the show and afterwards will post my own reactions.