Grayson Perry: The Most Popular Art Exhibition Ever! Exhibition Catalogue
Perry’s latest exhibition, shown previously at the Serpentine Gallery in London and currently on display here at Arnolfini, goes directly against the idea of art and art galleries being exclusive institutions, and challenges the cultural devaluation of anything deemed ‘popular’. Dealing with subjects ranging from celebrity to masculinity to modern Britain, his work aims to be accessible and engaging to people from all backgrounds with different perspectives and beliefs. His crowd-sourced work Matching Pair, for example, is the result of Perry’s visits to pro-Brexit and pro-Remain parts of the UK, documented in Channel 4’s Grayson Perry: Divided Britain.
The exhibition catalogue contains full-colour images of Perry’s latest works accompanied by an introduction and commentary by the artist on each piece. The book also opens with several pages of Perry’s colour sketches, providing insight into the process and planning that went into creating the works in this fantastic show.