Deception: Ceramics & Imitation
- What:Free talks & tours
- Where:Meeting Point, Grand Entrance
GALLERY TALK: Revelling in the exciting world of Deception performance artist Bird la Bird and theorists of kitsch Professor Ruth Holliday and Dr Tracy Potts explore themes of beauty, camp and taste via the objects in the exhibition. We will explore queer readings of the objects & revel in the camp heart of illusion. We will muse on how porcelain scales up and down the class ladders producing good and bad taste.
Talk led by Ruth Holliday and Tracey Potts co-authors of Kitsch! Cultural politics and taste, Manchester University Press.
Ruth Holliday is Professor of Gender and Culture in the Centre for Interdisciplinary Gender Studies at the University of Leeds and Tracey Potts is Lecturer in Critical Theory and Cultural Studies at the University of Nottingham. Bird la Bird is a performer who straddles performance art and standup comedy.