Art Class: Black Mirror: Art as Social Satire @ the Saatchi Gallery
Hello and welcome back to EGBT. We are already here in 2019 and it’s been 2 years already since I started this blog. This year I want to write more frequently and share more about the wonderful things I have discovered.
I got so inspired during the Christmas and New Years holidays because I went back home to London to see friends and family. I went to the Saatchi gallery to see the new exhibition Black Mirror: Art as Social Satire. which is running from 28 September 2018 – 17 February 2019.
I started watching black mirror early last year and I just love how creepily true to life many of the episodes are even though it is supposed to be set in the future or in an alternate reality. The name of the exhibition I’ll admit is a large reason why I decided to go and also because contemporary art is like the complete antithesis to Venice outside of the Biennale months.
The exhibition featured works by around 16 artists. (I think I got that right) Check out the website here for more details. It is a celebration of how contemporary art delves into social satire featuring paintings, sculptures, visual installations and much more. Some works definitely stand out more than others but overall it was an interesting exhibition to see. This one is definitely for the iphone generation so if you are not into bright colours and strange imagery maybe just stick to the National Gallery.