Thursday 29 September 2011

Grayson Perry: Visual Dialogues, Manchester Art Gallery


Grayson Perry: Visual Dialogues
Manchester Art Gallery
1 February 2011–12 February 2012
Perfectly turned out in a pink and green satin dress, with matching hair ribbons and boldly rouged cheeks, Turner Prize winner Grayson Perry climbs the stairs in the airy atrium of Manchester Art Gallery to deliver a short speech celebrating the gallery’s acquisition of two of his works, previewing now as part of an exhibition co-curated by a group of young people aged between 15-18. “My artworks are like babies,” he says. “When I give them over to people to display, I’m nervous because I want them to look their best.” Then he breathes a sigh of relief, expressing his pleasure that, this time, he “didn’t have to lie”!

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