Saatchi & Saatchi #2
The other day I went to the Saatchi & Saatchi Gallery in Chelsea, London, where they have Post Pop: East Meets West.
This is how the exhibition is described:
East Meets West examines why of all the twentieth century’s art movements, Pop art has had such a powerful influence over artists from world regions that have had very different and sometimes opposing ideologies.
Widely regarded as one of the most significant art movements of the last century, Pop Art exploited identifiable imagery from mass media and everyday life to reflect on the nature of the world we live in. This exhibition examines the relationship between western Pop Art and its lesser-known eastern counterparts including “Sots Art” in the Soviet Union and “Political-Pop” or “Cynical Realism”, which has flourished in Greater China since the turn of the twenty-first century.
I certainly love art in all it’s forms and as such have decided to share my experience with you. Online give us the opportunity to share the places we go to and the things we see, I for one would love to see some of the Exhibitions you might go to. I will post over the next few days the photos I took at the Exhibition, a series of Posts, called Saatchi & Saatchi # (whatever it is).
If you want to backtrack and look over past posts you will find it under my Arty Farty link here – Arty Farty
A little about this piece of art as written by:-
Spaghetti Man 1993
fiberglass, silicone, metal, clothing and fake fur
To a degree, using dolls and mannequins in art has a funny kind of obviousness that is easy to dismiss. I mean, every college student who made art in the 60s used a mannequin. In my case, it has appeared in almost every generation of my work.
Because my work is related to the body and concerned with animate and inanimate objects and to a fear of the virtual, the fear of being unable to discern a real human from a mannequin.
Mannequins, was figures, robotics or mechanized mannequins create this virtutal reliaty, andyou can’t tell what is real.
It has to do with the fear of the loss of sanity. I’m not sure what this has to do with any kid of “truth,” but it’s what I chose to mimic. Or to subvert.’
What do you think of this?
I know it says spaghetti man, but upon closer inspection I thought this rabbit rather rude!!! hah
© Justine Nagaur