Private view of From Selfie to Self-Expression at the Saatchi Gallery

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Join us on Monday, May 22 for a private view of From Selfie to Self-Expression, including a drink on arrival and the opportunity to attend a curator talk on the exhibition. 

Saatchi Gallery and Huawei have teamed up to present From Selfie to Self-Expression, the world’s first exhibition exploring the history of the selfie from the old masters to the present day, which celebrates the truly creative potential of a form of expression often derided for its inanity.

From Selfie to Self-Expression 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. Showing alongside examples of many influential artists’ work are selfies that have quickly become icons of the digital era – from the beautiful and sublime to the mad, bad and downright dangerous.

The show also highlights the emerging role of the smartphone as an artistic medium for self-expression through the commissioning of ten exciting young British photographers to create new works using Huawei’s recently launched P10 dual lens smartphone co-engineered with Leica.

Please note that doors to the event will be open from 7.00pm and all guests will have the opportunity to attend a curator talk at an allotted time-slot during the evening. Please see the ticket booking page to choose your preferred time slot.

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Juno Calypso, Honeymoon Suite, 2015, Archival Pigment Print, 52 x 102cm, Edition of 5 + 2 AP, Image courtesy of the artist, and TJ Boulting Gallery
Actor Benedict Cumberbatch jumps behind U2 at the 86th Academy Awards in Hollywood, California Courtesy Mike Blake / Reuters
Cindy Sherman, Untitled Film Still #21, 1977 Gelatin silver print, 20.3 x 25.4cm, Courtesy of the artist and Metro Pictures, New York

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