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>> Mapping the fault lines in a divided Britain. A new exhibition by British artist Grayson Perry exploring the vicious open by last year's Brexit vote. It's opening at London Serpentine Gallery on the day of the UK general election.>> I think it's a happy coincidence that I'm opening on election day.
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I think this thing about Brexit was it was a perfectly pitched moment more than an actual question. It was a point when there was a kind of cultural divide in the country and what the referendum did it presented a yes, no black and white question at just the right moment in our society where there was unacknowledged grievances by a large section of society and they hand those on the EU debate.
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>> At the center of the exhibition, two Brexit vases. Their appearance crowdsourced by a social media from leave and remain voters, and they look more similar than you might think. Perry says, that suggests the two camps might not be so far apart after all.>> I think there was a sort of element, the patronization about the remaining campaign.
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They're saying, your stupid for voting leave and then there was also a kind of man in the street, sort of street fighter version. Nigel Farage, Aaron Banks, those people. They did a very intuitive campaign that worked and I think that, that it almost was a kind of cultural divide in Britain.
00:01:23
Whether it was anything to do with the EU, I wouldn't know. But that's why it was so loaded, because it was played perfectly into a set of emotions on either side around education, change. Whether you feel left behind and all those sorts of issues, and that emotion will dissipate.
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>> Maybe not soon though, polls for Thursday's election almost evenly balanced. Suggesting Britain's are starkly divided over country future direction and perhaps that is why between the two Brexit vases. Perry has placed his sculpture, Our Mother. A representation of refugees everywhere and a reminder that there are issues that go beyond the party politics.