Richard Ansett

 

Serpentine Gallery Toilet Doors © Richard Ansett 2018

Toilet Door Intervention

In 2014 at the private view of the exhibition ‘Who Are You?’ at the National Portrait Gallery I placed unsanctioned prints of Grayson Perry’s male and female personas over the conventional symbols on the gallery’s public toilet doors.

In 2017 I approached Grayson Perry’s studio to request a sanctioned reprise of the installation on the gender defined toilet doors for his exhibition ‘The Most Popular Art Exhibition Ever’ at Serpentine Gallery. Due to the official inclusion, the avoidance of confusion or offence was considered and the gallery was unable to commit to the covering of the conventional symbols and the images were placed underneath.

National Portrait Gallery Toilet Door, 2014

National Portrait Gallery Toilet Door, 2014

Installation at Serpentine Gallery © Serpentine Gallery 2018

Installation at Serpentine Gallery © Serpentine Gallery 2018