Brave transgressive art #94
This time it's Medals of Dishonour at the British Museum. Actually the exhibition looks quite original and explores a tradition of satirical or scatological medals. The piece that irritates me is that by Grayson Perry.
Queer fish, Grayson Perry. Dresses as a girl some of the time. Seriously. That's him below:
This from wiki: He began to develop images and text that represented his experience in terms of “explicit scenes of sexual perversion – sadomasochism, bondage, transvestism”.
Really? How very interesting *stifles yawn*
Grayson has used images of the Blessed Virgin Mary before:
Perry’s highly decorated pots can sell for more than £50,000 and often feature sex, violence and childhood motifs. One work depicted a teddy bear being born from a penis as the Virgin Mary. “I’m interested in religion and I’ve made a lot of pieces about it,” he said. “With other targets you’ve got a better idea of who they are but Islamism is very amorphous. You don’t know what the threshold is. Even what seems an innocuous image might trigger off a really violent reaction so I just play safe all the time.”
“I’ve censored myself,” Perry said at a discussion on art and politics organised by the Art Fund. “The reason I haven’t gone all out attacking Islamism in my art is because I feel real fear that someone will slit my throat.”
You don't say.