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In conversation with Grayson Perry CBE RA


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Wednesday 13 June 2018
6.30 — 7.30pm

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Grayson Perry RA

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Join Grayson Perry in conversation with the our Artistic Director Tim Marlow to discuss the central role the Summer Exhibition continues to play in the life of the RA and the show’s 250th anniversary this year.

Summer Exhibition 2018 co-ordinator Grayson Perry RA joins Tim Marlow in our new Benjamin West Lecture Theatre to discuss his approach to this year’s 250th Summer Exhibition and what makes for interesting or dull art. Join them as they cover everything from taste-making to tribalation and decoration to deviation.

Winner of the 2003 Turner prize, Grayson Perry is one of Britain’s best-known contemporary artists. Born in Chelmsford, Essex in 1960, he lives and works in London. He works with traditional media; ceramics, cast iron, bronze, printmaking and tapestry and has exhibited nationally and internationally. His works reference his own childhood and life as a transvestite while also engaging with wider social issues from class and politics, sex and religion, as well as contemporary issues such as Brexit and divided Britain.

Perry was elected a Royal Academician in 2012, awarded a CBE in 2013 and in 2015 was appointed Trustee of the British Museum and Chancellor of the University of the Arts, London. In 2013 he delivered BBC Radio 4’s The Reith Lectures, to widespread acclaim and published Playing to the Gallery.

The artist’s A House for Essex, a building designed in collaboration with FAT Architecture, was constructed in the Essex countryside in 2015. He is a multi-award-winning television presenter working on series on class, identity and masculinity for Channel 4. The series All Man, which considered masculinity, with its related book The Descent of Man, was broadcast in 2016. A major exhibition of his work, The Greatest Art Exhibition Ever! was held at the Serpentine Gallery in the summer of 2017.

This event will be accompanied by BSL interpretation.

● Fully booked

● Cancelled

Wednesday 13 June 2018

6.30 — 7.30pm

The Benjamin West Lecture Theatre, Burlington Gardens, Royal Academy of Arts

£20, £12 concessions.