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Grayson Perry asks, “Who are you?” at the National Portrait Gallery in London

[Our U.K. correspondent, Katie, considers how a show by Grayson Perry uses news and entertainment media–and how it uses him. — the artblog editors] Since declaring that “it’s about time a transvestite potter won the Turner Prize” back in 2003, Grayson Perry has become a sort of television ambassador for contemporary fine art, tackling juicy topics like the deeply taboo subject of the British class system. Often appearing as his alter ego, the colourfully-dressed Claire, he became famous for using pottery to explore the depths of his own psyche, enjoying the surprising marriage of a traditional craft with explicit and ... More » »

still from Yevgeniy Fiks, Olga Kopenkina and Alexandra Lerman ‘Reading Lenin with Corporations’

‘It’s the Political Economy, Stupid’ in New York and Grayson Perry’s ‘The Tomb of the Unknown Craftsman’ in London

It’s the Political Economy, Stupid is an exhibition of work by ten artists or collectives, at the Austrian Cultural Forum through April 22, 2012.  Curated by Oliver Ressler and Gregory Sholette, this is a smart exhibition that I suspect will be preaching to the converted, but in style.  By means of a slide show, sculptural installation, wall drawing, and numerous, single-channel videos, the international group of artists address the politics of our current economic crisis.  This is the gallery version of Occupy Wall Street. Dred Scott literalized the metaphor of money to burn by asking volunteers on Wall Street to ... More » »