Saatchi & Saatchi #5 Mildly Mature

Saatchi & Saatchi #5 Mildly Mature

Sharing Art

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 bit on the exhibits that might depict Sex & the Body as written by the Gallery:

Given it’s association with youth culture, and taking in to account the fact that most of the first generation of the op artists were male, it is not surprising that sex and the body were major subjects in Pop Art.  The overt sexuality conveyed in the images of attractive and apparently available women was direct most often towards a male heterosexual viewer.

Whilst humour continues to play a role, many of the artists depict the body with a sexual frankness, offering it up as a site for sharp social and political commentary.

Post Pop: East meets West

Post Pop: East meets West

What do you think?  Are these erotic?  Rude?  Interesting?

Do they say anything to you?

I would love to hear your thoughts 😀

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  30 comments for “Saatchi & Saatchi #5 Mildly Mature

  1. January 4, 2015 at 5:50 AM

    I remember it very well, when I was finishing for my Master Degree!

    The Saatchi Gallery aims to provide an innovative forum for contemporary art, presenting work by largely unseen young artists or by international artists whose work has been rarely or never exhibited in the UK.

    The audience for exhibitions of contemporary art has increased widely during the recent years as general awareness and interest in contemporary art has developed both in Britain and abroad.

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    • January 4, 2015 at 9:59 AM

      oh i love the Saatchi Gallery even if i dont like what is there it usually at least makes me think and debate which is fabulous xx

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    • January 4, 2015 at 9:59 AM

      maybe you will come back again and have a look one day? x

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      • January 4, 2015 at 10:03 AM

        I agree with you – I might consider after my concerts and tour is over within few months – I will be performing 2 concerts in Nottingham!

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        • January 4, 2015 at 5:58 PM

          oh wow, well let me know if you do ever return, are you excited to return to the UK for a bit? x

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  2. January 4, 2015 at 11:29 AM

    Severed genitals? Hm. A provoking concept though.

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    • January 4, 2015 at 6:00 PM

      oh you know i never thought of them as severed, oh my i shall have to go and take a look again..men will be fainting simply looking at it!

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  3. January 4, 2015 at 2:05 PM

    Wow, I don’t think I’ve heard of this gallery before, but it sure looks like something I would enjoy on my next trip to London 🙂

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    • January 4, 2015 at 6:02 PM

      oh you should they always have something different, i took quite a few pics, so spreading them out over the next few days 🙂 for everyone to enjoy x

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  4. January 4, 2015 at 3:24 PM

    I found this display stunning because of the very contemporary pattern and the sleek texture of the black figures. Then on closer look – whoa! Quite bizarre!

    If this were the sole sexual display, I would enjoy it as a unique, evocative piece, but if a whole gallery is filled with sexual art intended to provoke, I’d find it all less compelling and a bit gratuitous.

    I’m glad you are sharing theses, Justine. What a world our minds throw back at us!

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    • January 4, 2015 at 6:05 PM

      hah well it’s not all sexual, there are parts in the exhibition spread out, some more intense in some rooms and some with nothing like that at all, but i am trying to spread out the piccies in ‘type’ to make it more interesting. however there are some far more mature than this one, still debating whether to put up, it’s not porn though some might consider it so, but seeing as it is up in a public gallery that anyone, any age could see it is considered art, so we shall see what i end up doing lol.

      And yes with your tangling etc, i am not surprised you like this one.

      You know I erm well thought the big black thing was kind of humanising the male genitalia, cloaking it in a black shroud, but making it as one piece like a human standing, not sure what that signifies lol, could be seen as arrogant or something completely different, that is the beauty of art x

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  5. January 4, 2015 at 4:03 PM

    Looks extremely painful to me. Fascinating though.

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  6. January 4, 2015 at 5:42 PM

    Creep is what they are….very, very creepy. They look like pervy nuns! xx

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    • January 4, 2015 at 6:08 PM

      haha thats funny i never thought of that, well i just thought it was a giant cloaked penis and because of that making the penis as if a man, like the penis is a man? Does that make sense haha

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  7. January 6, 2015 at 3:58 PM

    I also thought the middle figure was a woman, Justine, deciding what to do about the men offering their full plates at each side. She’s yet to come to a conclusion, covering her factors. That’s me giving it full take for artistic vision rather than face value. I don’t think I’d want to interpret too many of these …

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    • January 6, 2015 at 4:52 PM

      oh wow that is great, wow, i love your interpretation and your reticence at interpreting too many more made me giggle. There are quite a few more to come and after that succinct commentary I am hoping for more of your input ;D

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