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The Saatchi Gallery's new exhibition is all about art's place in social satire, and explore how the political uncertainty of recent years has influenced it. Does it still question the political norms? Does it promote political unrest? Or does it just provide us all with a bit of light relief?
Black Mirror includes the work of 26 different artists in a wide-range of media from collage and caricatures, to photography and installations. You'll find humorous works like Bedwyr Williams' cabinet of shoes, where the viewers are encouraged to try on the footwear themselves, to thought-provoking works like Alejandra Prieto's lumps of coal, which he has transformed from poor pieces of industrial waste into objects of luxurious beauty.
Jessica Craig-Martin's photographs show examples of high society's hedonism, while Turner Prize nominee Richard Billingham depicts his working class parents.
> Craig’s review of Saatchi Gallery – “You don't want to listen to me when it comes to art because I haven't got a clue what I'm talking about (hey, at least I'm honest!). But I do know what minimalism is, and the Saatchi Gallery is a minimalist gallery of modern art. That is how I would describe it, because there's hardly any art inside. It's all sandpapered floorboards and bright white lights illuminatin… continued”
Magic Realism — Art In Weimar Germany – 30 Jul 2018 to 14 Jul 2019 – Magic Realism is an exhibition of paintings created during the Weimar Republic years, between World Wars I and II.
Feliks Topolski — Drawing Debden – 1 Oct 2018 to 28 Jun 2019 – The Bank of England Museum will be putting on an exhibition of work by Feliks Topolski about the Debden printing works.
Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition – 19 Oct 2018 to 30 Jun 2019 – Wildlife Photographer of the Year returns to the Natural History Museum with this exhibition of the top 100 photos.
Russia: Royalty & The Romanovs – 9 Nov 2018 to 28 Apr 2019 – The 'Royalty & The Romanovs' exhibition will explore some of the works of art that passed between British and Russian Royal families.
Shadows of War — Fenton’s Photos of the Crimea – 9 Nov 2018 to 28 Apr 2019 – The 'Shadows of War' exhibition at the Queen's Gallery reveals the futility of war through Roger Fenton's photographs of the Crimean War.
Victorian Children — Seen and Heard – 23 Nov 2018 to 1 May 2019 – The Guildhall Art Gallery's new exhibition will explore the changing way that childhood was portrayed in Victorian art
Pierre Bonnard — The Colour Of Memory – 23 Jan to 6 May 2019 – Tate Modern will be putting on a major new exhibition of work by the master of colour and composition, Pierre Bonnard
Find more art exhibitions this month
Here are some more free events in London if you want a cheap day out
If you enjoy Saatchi Gallery then you might like to visit Hayward Gallery (catch the train from Sloane Square to Waterloo), Serpentine Gallery (walk it in 24 mins or catch the tube from Sloane Square to South Kensington) and Tate Modern (catch the train from Sloane Square to Southwark)
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