Grayson Perry’s exhibition of tapestries, The Vanity of Small Differences, was seen by over 27,000 visitors during its 6-week run, from 7 April–21 May, at the Museum of Contemporary Art Vojvodina in Novi Sad, Serbia. Well-known cultural figures from Serbia led very popular tours of the exhibition including playwright Biljana Srbljanovic and actor Uros Djuric, and many people attended The Night of Musuems event (pictured) on the final weekend of the exhibition. Over 200,000 people watched Perry’s documentary All in the Best Possible Taste on the Serbian national broadcaster RTS. 

Following successful exhibitions in Ukraine and Serbia, The Vanity of Small Differences continues its Wider Europe tour and opened at the National Gallery in Pristina, Kosovo on 1 June, where the exhibition continues until 30 June 2017.

The Vanity of Small Differences is jointly owned by the British Council Collection and the Arts Council Collection. Since we acquired the tapestries in 2013, the Arts Council Collection has been responsible for the UK tour of the tapestries and the British Council looks after its international tour.

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