Art

Review: BBC Reith Lectures 2013 – Grayson Perry


BBC Reith Lectures - Grayson PerryThe award-winning artist Grayson Perry presents the 2013 BBC Reith Lectures, titled Playing to the Gallery. Across four programmes he discusses what makes him an artist, the limits of contemporary art, how to gauge the quality of new artworks and the future of the avant-garde.

The long-running and incredibly worthy annual lecture series on the media, broadcasting and the arts gets a hugely entertaining shot in the arm from the still subversive and playful Grayson Perry.

Turner-winning ceramicist and noted cross-dresser Perry scrutinises the art world with candour and good humour, and still manages to inspire from beneath a cloak of cynicism… …

Art: The Museum of Everything

Museum of Everything“Hidden from view around our world, humble pockets of creativity bustle: dynamic studios where self-taught artists discover, form and make.”

The Museum of Everything presents Exhibition #4, the world’s largest survey of progressive studios for self-taught artists from across the planet, plus Exhibition #4.1, the exclusive Judith Scott retrospective, recently featured on BBC2’s The Culture Show.” …

Review: Exit Through the Gift Shop

Movie Catch-Up: Exit Through the Gift ShopThere’s a 1966 Peter Sellars movie, After the Fox, in which Sellars’ master criminal Aldo Vanucci (aka the Fox), posing as a famous director, persuades the entire population of a  coastal village that they are the stars of his latest art-house movie, the cover story for smuggling the “gold of Cairo” abroad.

Exit Through the Gift Shop is a documentary centred on the apparent friendship between British street artist ‘Banksy’ and obsessive super-fan Thierry Guetta, an LA-based Frenchman with a lucrative ‘retro’ clothing business and a compulsion for videoing his life. …