‘…a longing for something that wasn’t all that great to begin with…’

I watched Grayson Perry’s Channel 4 programme ‘All in the Best Possible Taste’ and was struck by his observations on art, taste and class.  Perhaps because I am a little obsessed with nostalgia I found Perry’s journey through working class Sunderland an excercise in time travel – an exploration of the past, what has lead to this idea of culture, as well as what holds cultural value in the present and, perhaps, hints at the future of taste in the city.  I found the programme insightful and delicate, game and engaged.

Here is an article on the first show:

http://www.theartsdesk.com/tv/all-best-possible-taste-grayson-perry-channel-4?page=0,0

And you can watch the programme here, if you fancy:

http://www.channel4.com/programmes/in-the-best-possible-taste-grayson-perry/4od#3361745

I’m quite looking forward to what is to be found in Tunbridge Wells and the middle classes next week…

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