November, 2013

Does some writing go out of its way to be obscure? Artist, Grayson Perry suggests it might

I’m just catching up with the excellent Grayson Perry Reith Lectures on Radio Four (why am I always one step behind?).

The first in the series – ‘Democracy has bad taste’ – is about the complexity of judging quality in contemporary art. At one point Grayson talks about how impenetrable the art world can be at times for outsiders, particularly because of its seriousness, which he says is protected by language.

He uses a quote from the editor of a highbrow arts magazine to illustrate this. Talking about a previous editor, she said, “English wasn’t her first language so during her tenure as the editor, the magazine suffered from the wrong kind of unreadability.”

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Forming Words – exhibition at Flow Gallery, Notting Hill

Anyone who’s read this blog before will know how much I love art that incorporates text.

So I was very excited to find out about Forming Words – an exhibition at Flow Gallery in Notting Hill.

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Hello. I'm Elaine, I'm a copywriter and this is my blog.

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