26.02.2016 – 05.06.2016
A major solo exhibition by the British artist Grayson Perry will open in the Bonnefantenmuseum on 25 February 2016. Grayson Perry likes to present himself as a thorn in the side of the mainstream art world. His work uses a huge variety of techniques and materials, and includes tapestries, ceramics, cast iron sculptures, films, dresses and even a complete house. After Maastricht, the exhibition will travel on to the ARoS Museum in Aarhus (Denmark), opening there on 25 June.
Grayson Perry (1960) is one of the most famous artists in Britain today. In 2003, he won the prestigious Turner Prize. In his work, aesthetic questions of beauty and craftsmanship are played out keenly in relation to social issues. Recurring themes in the work are religion & mythology, identity & gender, art & art world, class & consumerism, and conflict & war. These themes are central to Perry's work, and form the sounding board for his life.
With this Grayson Perry exhibition, the Bonnefantenmuseum is taking a new step in a direction that stands out in the Dutch museum landscape for the distinctive accents and priorities chosen by the museum. The museum deliberately chooses for proponents of the "secret canon" and for the many interesting but underexposed art histories that are played out on the fringes of the mainstream.