Grayson Perry: A Line Crossed

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Gallery Two, on display until 30 January 2022

September 2021 marks twenty years since the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Centre in New York, in which 2,977 people lost their lives. 

 

Alongside the monumental impact on victims’ families and friends, survivors, first responders and rescuers, the incident would have far-reaching consequences for communities around the world.  

 

Through two tapestries by Turner Prize-winning artist Grayson Perry, this exhibition explores the repercussions of 9/11 and the resulting conflict, the effects on those who fought to keep us safe, and the consequences for those displaced by the chaos.  

 

Greyson Perry Tapestry close up

Grayson Perry is a contemporary artist whose works have been exhibited in some of the world’s top museums and galleries. Originally best known as a ceramicist, and now also for his vibrant tapestries, Perry’s art uses colourful imagery and text to comment on social issues, individuality, gender, sexuality and religion.  

 

The tapestries displayed here were first shown in the 2014 National Portrait Gallery exhibition ‘Who Are You?’, exploring the ways in which human identity is changed and adapted by our experiences and circumstances.  

Greyson Perry Tapestry