Jacky Klein: "Tapestry, Taste and Teddy Bears: Uncovering the World of Grayson Perry"

Gallery Talk

June 11, 2015 / 19:00

Organized in the context of the exhibition Grayson Perry: Small Differences, Jacky Klein, art historian and writer, will give a talk on the artistic practice of Grayson Perry. Klein, who contributed to the exhibition catalogue with a special interview with Perry, will be talking about key works of the artist throughout his career and particularly looking at some of the recurring themes in Perry's work, from religion and class to gender and consumerism.

Jacky Klein is an art historian, writer and publisher. She worked as a curator at the Tate, Barbican, Courtauld and Hayward galleries in London, before moving into art publishing, as Commissioning Editor at Thames & Hudson and Phaidon Press, and now as Executive Editor at Tate Publishing. Her own books include the first complete monograph on Grayson Perry (Thames & Hudson, 2009; revised and expanded 2013), and What is Contemporary Art? A Children's Guide(2012). She is also an occasional reporter for radio, makes short films and lectures on modern and contemporary art.

Free of admissions, drop in.
The talk will be in English with Turkish consecutive translation.

This event is supported by the British Council.

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