Grayson Perry is back with a new art exhibition at the Victoria Miro Gallery, all about race, identity and class in America.
Starting today (September 15) you can view ‘Grayson Perry: The MOST Specialest Relationship’ at the Victoria Miro gallery in Hoxton. The innovative artist, notorious for his outside the box thinking and satirical art creations, is focusing on modern America in the new show. And if you’d like to see Grayson Perry’s latest work in person, you can do so for free until October 31! [Featured image: @victoriamirogallery]
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The exhibition is timed to open before the much-anticipated documentary ‘Grayson Perry’s Big American Road Trip’ airs on Channel 4 (catch it on September 23). The three-part documentary follows the artist’s journey across the States on a custom-made motorbike, and explores some of the biggest cultural and political fault-lines in the country. In order to understand how Americans view issues of identity, race, money and class in the present day, Perry spent time with people from all walks of life on his travels, and the works on display each respond to the themes and conversations covered in the documentary.
For example, one of the ceramic vessels is entitled ‘Sacred Beliefs of the Liberal Elite’ and includes phrases such as ‘hipsters unite against conformity’ and ‘me me me me me me me me’ written across the stripes of the American flag – that’s the Grayson Perry satire that we all know and love. As well as a number of ceramics, you’ll find a fascinating large scale print and a tapestry at the exhibition.
If Perry’s previous shows are anything to go by, you can expect plenty of unfiltered socio-political commentary with a healthy dose of ironic humour. The exhibition is available to view by free timed ticket – which you can book here – or you can catch it from your sofa, by downloading the Vortic Collect app and viewing it there.
Find Victoria Miro Gallery at 16 Wharf Road, Hoxton, N1 7RW. Nearest station is Angel.