Monday, 31 October 2011

The Tomb of the Unknown Craftsman

I urge everyone to go to The British Museum to see the exhibition curated by Grayson Perry, the Tomb of the Unknown Craftsman. New objects by Perry alongside pieces chosen by the artist from the Museum's collections, create a series of journeys through the ages, filtered through Perry's own humourous take on the world. His work moves from impressive collaged ceramic behemoths, to fascinating cast iron characters, literally staggering under a wealth of historical and whimsical cultural allusions. And if you don't love Alan Measels by the time you're half way round the first four exhibits, then click on the link to his blog below...

Trip to London

This weekend I ventured down south to visit friends and take in a few exhibitions. As I will soon be starting my PhD at DJCAD in exhibition practices for design, I thought I'd get started on some practical research! Not too much of a chore...

We visited the Postmodernism exhibition and the Power of Making at the V&A, both interesting in very different ways. I've just been reading Glen Adamson's blog excerpts on the planning stages of Postmodernism, and this has shed some fascinating light on the processes of such a large scale exhibition at an institution like the V&A.

See the link for more details, it's really worth a look, either before or after a visit to the exhibition itself.