Black Mirror — Art As Social Satire

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10 AM to 6 PM (Mon-Sun); Last entry 30 mins before closing
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Free. See

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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.


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