Playing to the Gallery by Grayson Perry

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Playing to the Gallery Read Online Free - Grayson Perry’s book will overturn everything you thought you knew about “art”

Now Grayson Perry is a fully paid-up member of the art establishment, he wants to show that any of us can appreciate art (after all, there is a reason he’s called this book Playing to the Gallery and not Sucking Up to the Academic Elite). This funny, personal journey through the art world answers the basic questions that might occur to us in an art gallery but that we’re too embarrassed to ask. Questions such as: What is “good” or “bad” art—and does it even matter? Is art still capable of shocking us or have we seen it all before? And what happens if you place apiece of art in a rubbish dump?

Title : Playing to the Gallery
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ISBN : 184614857X
Edition Language : English
Format Type : Hardcover
Number of Pages : 135 pages


Caroline rated it ★★★☆☆

April 22, 2017

I am a Grayson Perry fan on various counts... his work as an artist, his role as commentator on the contemporary art scene, and I love the joy and humour in the dresses and wonderful shoes he so often wears. ♥ Photograph by Richard Ansett, 2013. Grayson Perry - Comfort Blanket. Grayson Perry - Th...

Frank rated it ★★★★☆

July 13, 2015

I remember the first time I saw a pot by Grayson Perry. It was at an RA Summer Exhibition. I had two works exhibited and went to the preview where I saw this brilliant work. I didn't know then anything about Grayson Perry, but I knew I was looking at something exceptional. Ever since then I have...

Augustine rated it ★★★★★

November 15, 2015

"An artwork is a candidate for contemplation or appreciation" ~ George Dickie (philosopher) "Art is expressing one's universal wound - the wound of living a finite life of incomplete meanings" ~ Raymond Tallis (clinical neuroscientist) "The metaphor that best describes what it's like for my practic...

Steven rated it ★★★★☆

September 26, 2014

Based upon the radio 4 series (Reith Lecture i think) Pure polemic , Perry is a fabulous guide , he is playful , funny , analytical and opinionated Parry questions art and the viewer he takes you around art , gives some art history and lots of funny and very clear opinions. One of the best books a...

Simon rated it ★★★★☆

July 03, 2016

Thank goodness for Grayson Perry. A cheerful, authoritative voice speaking sense and allowing a keen (but limited in knowledge and understanding of the visual arts) observer like myself to get an up to date picture of the contemporary art world. I first encountered these ideas on his Reith Lectur...

Liselott rated it ★★★★★

June 28, 2016

Reading this little, but higly informational book with its funny illustrations,felt like I have just had a good chat over a coffee with Grayson Perry himself. Brilliant, without any need of International Art English other than explaining its origin and a good example of how you get the metaphysic...

Paul rated it ★★★☆☆

March 04, 2015

A light hearted and irreverent look at the art world by one of its more engaging characters.

E.P. rated it ★★★★★

October 29, 2014

Grayson Perry talks about art and the art world with a love and lack of pretension that is inspiring, informative and very funny.

Maria rated it ★★★★☆

December 04, 2017

«У наші дні люди люблять стояти в чергах до мистецтва, особливо до партисипативного: мистецтва, по якому можуть потовктися діти чи біля якого можна зробити фотку для «Інстаґраму». Потреба у видовищах незнищенна, особливо в масових видовищах. Я називаю це явище «атракціони плюс судоку». Людям хоче...

Keen rated it ★★★★☆

November 14, 2017

4.5 Stars! “It’s easy to feel insecure around art and its appreciation, as though we cannot enjoy certain artworks if we don’t have a lot of academic and historical knowledge. But if there is one message I want you to take away it’s that anybody can enjoy art and anybody can have a life in the art...

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