Grayson Perry - The Vanity of Small Differences
November 2 - December 10 2017
Grayson Perry, The Adoration of the Cage Fighters (detail), 2012
The National Gallery of Arts and British Council are proud to announce the exhibition ‘The Vanity of Small Differences’ that will take place from 2 November – 5 December. Turner Prize winner, Grayson Perry, tells a story about British perception of taste and class by following life and death of the fictional character Tim Rakewell. Tim’s journey through social classes is depicted through six monumental tapestries that are rich in details, colour and characters.
Tirana is the last city in Western Balkans cities to welcome the exhibition. The exhibition was hosted previously in Novi Sad, Prishtina, Sarajevo and in Banja Luka.
Admission to the exhibition is free.
One of the most high-profile contemporary British artists uses traditional media such as tapestry, ceramic, and print-making to explore his fascination with contemporary social issues and the often provocative topics of religion, sex, gender, politics, class and identity. The artist himself is very provocative due to his unconventional gender identity and his female alter ego Claire.
‘The Vanity of Small Differences’ consists of six large format tapestries, eight prints of the William Hogarth’s work, 20 facsimile and three documentaries created during Perry’s trips to three regions in England where he was preparing the project. 'The Vanity of Small Differences' is jointly owned by The British Council Collection, the Arts Council Collection, Southbank Centre, London. Gift of the artist and Victoria Miro Gallery, with the support of Channel 4 Television, the Art Fund and Sfumato Foundation with additional support from Alix Partners.
Read more about the exhibition: http://www.britishcouncil.al/en/grayson-perry