Saatchi Gallery and Huawei open Selfie exhibition
On Friday 31st March Saatchi Gallery, in partnership with Huawei, opened their blockbuster exhibition From Selfie to Self-Expression to the public.
Dawn Woolley from Cambridge was announced as the winner of #SaatchiSelfie competition. Her selfie was selected from over 14,000 entries by judges Tracey Emin, Juergen Teller, Idris Khan, Juno Calypso and Saatchi Gallery CEO Nigel Hurst.
The exhibition showcases key artworks, many of which feature interactive, digital and user-generated content, by artists as diverse as Christopher Baker, Rafael Lozano-Hemmer, Juno Calypso, Tracey Emin, Van Gogh, Mohau Modisakeng, Rembrandt, Cindy Sherman, Gavin Turk and Velazquez.
The show will also highlight the emerging role of the smartphone as an artistic medium for self-expression through the commissioning ten exciting young British photographers to create new works using Huawei’s new P10 dual lens smartphone co-engineered with Leica, as part of their artistic practice. Reprising the spirit and energy of the Young British Artist movement first launched 25 years ago; the works of these young British photographers will go on display in a gallery dedicated to world-class smartphone photography. In this gallery the focus will shift from Selfie to documenting the world around us as a contrasting form of Self-Expression.
From Selfie to Self-Expression presented by Huawei is at Saatchi Gallery until 30th May 2017. More information here.
Photo credit: The Honeymoon Suite by Juno Calypso.