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Grayson Perry says Covid will clear ‘a bit of dead wood’ in the arts

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Grayson Perry: “Too often, the audience for culture is just the people making it.”

Artist Grayson Perry has said the consequences of coronavirus on culture will lead to “a bit of dead wood” being lost from the arts scene.

“I think every part of life has probably got a bit of fat that needs trimming, a bit of dead wood,” he told The Arts Society magazine.

“It’s awful that the culture sector has been decimated, but I think some things needed to go.”

His comments attracted ire from some in the arts, but others backed him up.

He continued: “Too often, the audience for culture is just the people making it – theatres with whole audiences of actors, or exhibitions only put on to impress other curators.

“With Covid, it’s been like turning a computer off and on again, and seeing which files reappear. Some of them we don’t really

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  • November 3, 2020
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Meet Camille Perry and Holly Wright, the founders of your new favorite brand, Tove

Camille Perry (L) & Holly Wright (R) Portrait_By Harry Crowder
Camille Perry (L) & Holly Wright (R) Portrait_By Harry Crowder

As headlines of the fashion industry’s downfall continue to surface, few brands have gotten it right. An industry that once thrived on a business model of excess and wholesale department store deliveries has now become about minimalism and direct-to-consumer strategies.

London-based label, Tove, is one of those few brands that have navigated this mindset switch successfully. Founders Camille Perry and Holly Wright met at Topshop as head of buying and head of design, respectively. But the pair had their sights set on launching a timeless capsule wardrobe that was missing from the market.

Launched in May 2019, Tove reaches customers via a direct-to-consumer online business, with the exception of exclusive styles sold on Net-A-Porter.

“The last six months in particular have shifted the sentiment around consumerism dramatically,” Perry told In The Know. “The next generation of consumer is demanding more

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  • August 26, 2020
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Katy Perry, David Guetta, Steve Aoki Preview Tomorrowland Around the World Virtual Festival

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Tomorrowland Around the World performers Katy Perry, David Guetta, Steve Aoki, Nervo and Dimitri Vegas joined Tomorrowland co-founder Michiel Beers and moderator Sean Dhondt in an online press conference today to preview what fans can expect from the virtual festival.

Scheduled for July 25 and 26 on the Tomorrowland website, Tomorrowland Around the World has combined 3D visuals with innovative game design to present an interactive digital festival meant to mimic the in-person experience. Attendees of the conference were given a preview of the performances, which utilize green screen technology to give the event a real-life touch.

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