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Grayson Perry: The Most Popular Art Exhibition Ever!

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by Caroline Haack (subscribe)
Fine art student and freelance writer from Paris, living in London.
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The new exhibition of the Turner Prize winner

From June 8th to September 10th 2017, the Serpentine Galleries of London hosts a major exhibition of the new works of the artist Grayson Perry. Known for his eccentric attitude as well as for his work, English artist, Grayson Perry, most famous works are his vases with bright colours, on which he depicts scenes of contemporary life.

In 2003, Perry received the coveted Turner Prize for his work in ceramics and in 2013, the Queen of England decorated him with the title of Commander of the Order of the British Empire, for services rendered to art contemporary. The last exhibitions of Grayson Perry took place at the British Museum ("Tomb of the Unknown Craftsman", 2013) and at the Maastricht Children's Museum in the Netherlands ("Hold Your Beliefs Lightly", 2015-2016).

As he is in his late fifties, Grayson Perry continues to create, with the same capacities as when he was younger. This new exhibition, directly organised by the Serpentine Galleries of London, will present his latest creations under the title "The Most Popular Art Exhibition Ever!". It will bring together his classical works in ceramics as well as drawings, tapestries, woodcuts and pieces on other types of support, which allow him to interrogate contemporary notions, from masculinity to Brexit, and politics to what is an individual. The artist explains that his latest creations all evolve within ideas about popularity. What kind of art do people like? What subjects? Why do people like to visit the art galleries? What relationship does traditional art have with social networks?

It is hosted by the Serpentine Galleries in the heart of Kensington Gardens, London, making it perfect to do a little artistic visit while cruising in the park during the summer.
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Where: Serpentine Gallery Kensington Gardens London W2 3XA
Cost: Free entry
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