Turner Contemporary has welcomed more than 1.3 million visitors, in just three and a half years. For 2015, the gallery has announced an ambitious programme that is set to draw diverse audiences to Margate, and highlight the gallery’s position as one of the leading arts organisations in the UK.
The 2015 programme adds to Turner Contemporary’s already extensive list of world-class exhibitions and installations, which bring historical and contemporary art together in new and dynamic ways, including artists such as; Carl Andre; John Constable; Tracey Emin; Helen Frankenthaler; Sol LeWitt; Piet Mondrian; Auguste Rodin; JMW Turner and Edmund de Waal.
Grayson Perry’s work will be one of next years highlights with a comprehensive spring show. Perry combines autobiographic references with wry social commentary on themes ranging from class and taste to the status of the artist versus that of the artisan or maker. At the heart of Perry’s practice is a passionate desire to communicate his thoughts on aspects of contemporary experience.
This exhibition presents a selection of Grayson Perry’s ceramics and other artworks including tapestries, prints, bronze and iron sculpture. Working in traditional media, he is interested in how each historic category of object accrues intellectual and emotional baggage over time. Perry is a great chronicler of contemporary life, drawing us in to his exquisitely crafted works with beauty, wit, sentiment and nostalgia, whilst at the same time exploring issues within society and culture that instigate fear, uncertainty and anger.
Grayson Perry 23 May – 13 September 2015 Turner Contemporary