From exploring themes of social satire in Black Mirror and the meaning of money in Cash is King, to celebrating emerging global art talent at START and a new home for the British Art Fair, make sure to pop in to the Saatchi Gallery this September for a marvelously varied line-up of exhibitions…
Visit www.saatchigallery.com for further details on all of the upcoming shows.
Cash is King: The Art of Defaced Banknotes
Riffing on the myriad ways in which artists currently use and abuse currency and all that it stands for, this exhibition of original artworks was conceived and organised by London artists Bob Osborne and Carrie Reichardt. Showcasing over 100 banknotes from around the world that have been defaced, enhanced, reworked, sullied, adorned or remixed by contemporary artists who, in many cases, have broken the law by doing so. For instance, in the UK, it is illegal to deface money; in Australia it is an offence to disfigure or mutilate notes; in the USA you can stamp banknotes but not advertise on them; and in Iraq, you may be fined a million dinars or jailed for six months for defacing money. Artists featuring in the exhibition include Samo, Danny Minnick, Carne Griff, Ryca and Dotmasters.
30 August – 8 September 2018
START Art Fair
The START Art Fair returns to the Saatchi Gallery for its fifth edition, continuing to provide a platform in London of new art from emerging artists and young galleries from around the world. The fair will present over 50 artists from more than 25 countries over the gallery’s three floors to collectors, investors and art lovers. For more information, visit www.startartfair.com.
13-16 September 2018
The British Art Fair
With a focus on Modern British art, the British Art Fair (the new incarnation of the much-loved 20/21 British Art Fair) will take place at the Saatchi Gallery for the first time, as 50 galleries present Modern and Post-War British art over all three floors of gallery. There will be works by the likes of David Bomberg, Lynn Chadwick, Alan Davie, Keith Vaughan and many more available to collectors from galleries including Richard Green, Robin Katz, Offer Waterman and The Mayor. Expect a far-reaching view of Modern British art, from the big names like Henry Moore to up-and-coming artists, and a corresponding variety of price-points in paintings, prints, drawings and sculpture. Tickets cost £15; For more information, visit www.britishartfair.co.uk.
20-23 September 2018
Black Mirror: Art As Social Satire
Exploring art’s role in social satire, and how political uncertainty has influenced art in recent years, Black Mirror is a major new exhibition featuring the work of 26 contemporary artists, including Turner prize nominee Richard Billingham and Polish artist Aleksandra Mir, who have used collage, caricatures, photography and installation to demonstrate how satire can provide both light relief as well as unsettling commentary on the tumultuous, divisive climate of modern-day politics.
28 September 2018 – 13 January 2019
The Saatchi Gallery, Duke of York’s HQ, King’s Road, London, SW3 4RY