A showcase for contemporary art, presenting work by young artists or by extablished international artists whose work is rarely seen in the UK.
Daily 10am-6pm, 7 days a week. Admission is free.
Free admission to all shows - including temporary, curated exhibitions.
Key artists and exhibits
- Damien Hirst, Tracey Emin, Sarah Lucas, Ron Mueck, Duane Hanson and Chris Ofili, to name but a few.
Revelations: New Work by Aidan
- 13 January — 28 February 2016 *on now
Aidan Salakhova is an Azeri and Russian artist based in Moscow and Carrara, Italy, who works in sculpture, painting, drawing and video. Revelations curated by Jenny Christensson will bring together new work, alongside works exhibited at the Moscow Museum of Modern Art in 2012.
The veiled figure is the protagonist in Salakhova's enigmatic, often playfully erotic, narrative cycles, which contain references to traditional and religious symbols and which set out to deconstruct and challenge the patriarchal order. In this body of work the artist recreates the sealed-off feminine intimacy of the harem and appears to celebrate female hegemony and self-sufficiency. Revelations opens with two rooms dedicated to this earlier series.
The second half of the exhibition showcases new work, including a provocative video installation exploring the erotic potential of the veil, the archetype of the dominatrix and the fantasy of female domination and male submission. In her new sculptural work Salakhova moves away from the veiled figure and returns to the human form with representations of both the female and male nude; these are rendered in granite or marble following the techniques and principles of classical sculpture, but the artist proposes new juxtapositions of male and female that subvert tradition and propose alternative terms of engagement.
- 13 January — 6 March 2016 *on now
Saatchi Gallery's first all-women show, featuring work by:
Seung Ah Paik
Exhibitionism: The Rolling Stones
- 5 April — 4 September 2016
Taking over the entire two floors of the Saatchi Gallery with 9 thematic galleries, EXHIBITIONISM combines over 500 original Stones' artefacts, with striking cinematic and interactive technologies offering the most comprehensive and immersive insight into the band's fascinating fifty year history.
From never before seen dressing room and backstage paraphernalia to rare instruments; original stage designs, iconic costumes, rare audio tracks and video footage; personal diaries; poster and album cover artwork; and unique wraparound cinematic experiences that celebrate every aspect of their Careers. Centre stage is the musical heritage that took them from a London blues band in the early 1960s to inspirational cultural icons.
The Rolling Stones have shaped popular culture, often in their own image, and this exhibition will offer a unique perspective that only the band's own archive can provide. Collaborations and work by a vast array of artists, designers, musicians and writers will be included - from Andy Warhol, Shepard Fairey, Alexander McQueen, and Ossie Clark to Tom Stoppard and Martin Scorsese.
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