"Grayson Perry: Vanity, Identity, Sexuality, such is the title of the latest temporary exhibition of Monnaie de Paris.
The installation is the first major solo exhibition in France dedicated to the genius British artist Grayson Perry (born 1960 in Essex and living in London). Perry’s works in traditional materials such as ceramics, bronze, cast iron, printmaking and tapestry, offer an ironic and darkly humorous look at universal topics such as identity, gender, class, religion and sexuality and it's brilliant.
I loved every bit of the exhibition: the colorful art pieces, presented into ten different themed chapters (identity, masculinity, (new) masculinity, hospitality, historicity, antiquity, sexuality, society, divinity and vanity) and revealing the artist’s interests and the message of this openly feminist artist and theoretician of a new role and place for men in society.
Nb: Grayson Perry has created, in collaboration with Joaquin Jimenez, director of creation for Monnaie de Paris, a teddy bear necklace medal, edited in 300 numbered copies. It's sold online and on-site.
Nb: there is a very interesting interview of Grayson Perry at the end of the exhibition.
Until February 3rd, 2019
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