My Civilisation: Grayson Perry
April 28 - August 31, 2007
Opening hours: 10:00 - 18:00 (10:00 - 20:00 on Fridays & Saturdays)
Closed: Mondays (except April 30, July 16), July 17

About the exhibition and the artist
In this first solo exhibition of the work of Grayson Perry ever mounted in Japan, an attempt has been made to introduced the full scope of the artistfs oeuvre, from early works to his most recent. Perry, the Turner Prize winner of 2003, is one of the most acclaimed contemporary artists in the U.K., known primarily for his provocative ceramic works.
Grayson Perry was born in Chelmsford (U.K.) in 1960, and currently lives in London. In addition to creating his highly elaborated ceramic works, Perry works in a wide range of media such as embroidery, photography, printmaking and sculpture. A consistent element in all his work, however, is the way he deals unflinchingly with such serious subjects as violence, prejudices, sexual suppression and the conventional customs and beliefs that people rely on, without fear of being misunderstood. His artistic expression is often flavored with fantasy and humor, as well as self-identification. Many of his works contain autobiographical elements. Perry often dresses as a transvestite and his female image, Claire, appears as an important character in many of his creations. Another important character that often appears in Perryfs works is Alan Measles, a teddy bear that can be a gsurrogate fatherh figure and the artistfs protector.
With about 70 works, including dozens of new creations, this exhibition invites us to set out on a voyage through a unique would that Perry calls his ecivilizationf.

For viewing the press release, click here.

Works in the show
About 70 works (ceramics, sculptures, photographs, prints, quits, tapestry, costumes, films, etc)

Whatfs not to like?
Claire and Florence Visit Shrine to Essex Man
Model Jet Plane X92
Right to Life
Precious Boys
Angel of the South
Plight of the Sensitive Child
Map of an English Man

Adults 1,000, college students 800, students form elementary to high school 400, adults over 65 800
*Ticket holders of this exhibition can view gCollection Ih exhibition for free (April 28- July 16)
@21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa
Organized by
@21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa
Co-organized by
@The Yomiuri Shimbun, The Japan Association of Art Museums
Grants from
@British Council, Great Britain Sasakawa Foundation
Supported by
@Lion Corporation, SHIMIZU CORPORATION, Dai Nippon Printing Co., Ltd.@
In cooperation with
@Japan Airlines

Related events@
@- Artist Talk by Grayson Perry: April 28, 14:00-15:00
@(with English-Japanese interpretation, capacity: 80 people. The numbered tickets will be distributed at the information counter from 10Am on the day of the talk.)
@- Lecture by Tatsuro Ishii gTransgender and corporal expressionh: June 23, 14:00-15:30
@(Japanese only)
@- Film-show related to Henry Darger "In the Realms of the Unreal, The Mystery of Henry Darger" (directed by Jessica Yu, 2004): May 20, June 24, 14:00-15:30
@- Film-show "Grayson Perry" (Illuminations, 2007): July 22, August 26, 14:00-14:45
@(English only)
@- Gallery tour for children gFind Grayson!h: June 3, 10:30-&14:00- (Japanese only) *
@- Workshop for children gChallenge Grayson!h: August 10, 10:30-15:00 (Japanese only)*
@- Gallery talks by curators: May 6, May19, June 2, July 7, August 25, 14:00- (Japanese only)
* Please register. tel. (0)76-220-2801