DRAW Art Fair

The Saatchi Gallery welcomes DRAW, the UK’s first art fair dedicated to modern and contemporary from 17-19 May and is offering InChelsea readers 50% off tickets.

The Fair is designed to confirm drawing’s place at the core of the creative process and demonstrate the extraordinary range with works in every medium; from charcoal stick to video to live performance. All facets of drawing will be presented as a fundamental practice and create a platform where rare works by modern masters and recent works from the 20th Century can sit side by side.

Up to 60 galleries and exhibitors from around the world will fill three floors where they will curate individual exhibitions of artists’ drawings or groups of drawings in a museum-style context.

Purchase your ticket here and enter the code ‘CADES’ to receive your 50% discount (T&Cs apply).

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Carmignac Photojournalism Award: ‘Arctic: New Frontier’ by Yuzir Kozrev and Kadir Van Lohuizen

Yuri Kozyrev and Kadir van Lohuizen were awarded the 9th edition of the Carmignac Photojournalism Award dedicated to the Arcitc; the endowment allowed them to carry out their pioneer double polar exhibition ‘Arctic: New Frontier’.

The photographs in ‘Arctic: Frontier’ are an alarming testimony to the speed of transformation in the region and the upheavals that are taking place on a global scale.

The forces of tourism, militarisation, exploitation of gas and mineral resources, and the opening of trade routes mean that the Arctic is today the site of classes between countries and multinationals who are locked in a chaotic competition for control of these zones, which have taken on strategic importance on the history of humankind due to the effects of global warming.

On display from 15 March – 5 May. More info can be found here.

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It’s the Surreal Thing

From 15 March – 14 April, visit Saatchi to see an exhibition of new works by the artist, Sr. X in the Prints & Originals Gallery.

These works are striking and unforgettable, created both in the streets and in the studio. He employs retro imagery, pop culture icons, surrealist twists and dada mischief to produce his works of satirical brilliance. Sr. X subverts the constant advertising that we are exposed to and the images of aspirational perfection that are directed at us all.

These works on display were created in the last six month and reveal Sr. X’s staggering imagination. He uses creativity as a weapon against conformism and the sugary sweet diet of contemporary consumerism. Familiar elements remain such as pulp magazine portraits, cartoon figures and advertising slogans.

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Full Circle: The Beauty of Inevitability

From 24 January to 3 February, catch the first UK exhibition of Russian artist, GeorgII Uvs, presented by Kalibre at the Saatchi Gallery.

Explore four series of oil paintings created in Malta between 2014 and 2017; ‘Mesozine’, ‘Genesis’, ‘Code’ and ‘Wings’ which symbolise an immersive panorama of the circles of life. These paintings are a fusion of scientific pursuit and artistic imagination created by paint being poured onto un-stretched canvases laid horizontally on the studio floor. When the paint is exposed to ultraviolet light, as you will see in this vivid and brightly coloured exhibition, the paintings reflect the turbulence of the artist’s emotions and energy.

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Zurab Tsereteli: Larger than Life Exhibition

On 23 January, an exhibition curated by Herve Mikaelhoff, will go on display at the Saatchi Gallery showcasing the works of Zurab Tsereteli. Paintings, sculptures and enamels spanning his early years to the present alongside archival footage that document his life and walk will fill the gallery space for your consumption. His hugely varied creative output will be demonstrated as you will be able to see works influenced from past meetings and relationships with influential masters such as Rauschenburg, Chagall and Picasso.

Tsereteli is globally recognised for breaking artistic convention, particularly during the Soviet period, alongside maintaining his own practice. Monumentality is central to his works and driven by his believe in the importance of total freedom in the arts.

On display from 23 January -17 February.

More info can be found here.

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Salon 009: We Live in an Ocean of Air

The latest immersive experience to arrive at Duke of York Square’s Saatchi Gallery is Salon 009: We Live in an Ocean of Air. This virtual reality exhibition uses cutting edge technology to illuminate the invisible but fundamental connections between the human and natural worlds.

Ticket holders will step through a canvas to explore a magical world where the invisible exchange of Oxygen and Carbon Dioxide is beautifully brought to life; you will be transported to an ancient forest and witness the majestic power of nature. Breath and heart sensors will track your real time breathing and encourage you to reflect on dependence and responsibility to the organisms we share our planet with.

Tickets are £20 and can be purchased here.

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Harder Edge, Saatchi

Harder Edge

From 6 December, a survey of recent Abstract art entitled Harder Edge will be showcased at the Saatchi Gallery.

Curated by Dominic Beattie and Ali Hillman, the works of 17 artists (including Ralph Anderson, Tim Ellis and Olivia Bax), are on display examining the breadth of visual languages from an international line-up. Enjoy a complete range of artworks where the artists challenge abstraction and fill the gallery with vibrant colours.

More information can be found on the Saatchi website here.

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London Restaurant Festival

London Restaurant Festival returns this October, arriving in Chelsea with a line up of fantastic foodie events.

On 4 October, Pavilion Road showcases some of the finest artisan food in the Capital. Enjoy a gourmet journey down London’s longest mews, with tastings and talks from London Cheesemonger, Provenance Butcher, Natoora, Ice Cream Union, The Roasting Party and Bread Ahead, followed by a three course menu at Granger & Co or Wulf and Lamb. Tickets are £85 and can be purchased here.

Bill Granger is also known for his eclectic and flavoursome food, and will be hosting a special four-course dinner on 8 October at his latest Granger & Co restaurant on Pavilion Road. More information can be found here.

Saatchi Gallery at Duke of York Square are hosting a very special evening on 17 October fusing our artists, four exhibitions and four delicious courses. You will enjoy a private after-hours tour of the gallery, followed by an exclusive four-course dinner at Gallery Mess, hosted by the artists and curators of the current exhibition in the Saatchi Gallery. Tickets and information can be found here.

 

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Black Mirror

Saatchi’s latest major exhibition explores art’s role in social satire and how political uncertainty has influenced contemporary artists globally.

From 28 September to 13 January, 26 contemporary artists will display there range of media (collage, caricatures, photography and installation) to show how satire can provide both light relief as well as unsettling commentary on the political situation today.

Some of the most exciting artists will expose 21st century anxieties created by modern obsessions. These include the Turner prize nominee, Richard Billingham, whose photography series “Ray’s a laugh” confronts the reality of poverty and Aleksandra Mir who parodies newspapers by crudely drawing them with children’s tools which brings a new meaning to fake news.

This exhibition highlights the importance of art and satire in dissection power structures, questioning societal norms and visualising political unrest.

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Saatchi Gallery Membership

Have you recently visited the Saatchi Gallery; one of Chelsea’s most exciting cultural hubs and the world’s most popular museum on Social Media? With inspiring exhibitions every year, why not consider a membership which, with an additional extensive list of benefits, is too good to miss.

For only £12 a year, perks of the membership include invitations to Saatchi Gallery launches, opening receptions, champagne galas, private previews and talks, discounts in the Saatchi Gallery store as well as Gallery Mess, their delicious restaurant.

Each year, the exhibitions get stronger and stronger attracting visitors from far and wide. A membership is the perfect opportunity to make sure you don’t miss out on all the news, events and exhibitions; click here to find out more.

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