Photographic work included in Black Mirror, group show, Saatchi Gallery, London, 28th Sep 2018 - 23rd Feb 2019

Billingham, Richard ORCID: 0000-0002-6474-5656 (2018) Photographic work included in Black Mirror, group show, Saatchi Gallery, London, 28th Sep 2018 - 23rd Feb 2019. [Show/Exhibition]

Insallation shots of Richard Billingham's work from 'Ray's a Laugh', 1990 - 96 at Black Mirror Art as Social Satire Saatchi Gallery.pdf - Supplemental Material
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Black Mirror was a major group show at the Saatchi Gallery London that ran from 28th Sep 2018 - 23rd Feb 2019. It aimed to show the importance of art when truth is stranger than fiction, especially in the arguably uncertain times we are living in today. The show borrowed its title from Charlie Brooker's hit TV show. The Saatchi Gallery exhibition showcased works by 26 contemporary artists and explored the role of art in social satire. Approx 30 works from Richard Billingham's photography series, Ray's A Laugh (1990 - 1996) were included and in the context of the exhibition showed the realities of living in poverty. Chilean sculptor Alejandra Prieto's work transformed rejected lumps of coal into beautiful desirable objects and Jessica Craig-Martin's candid close-ups gave a voyeuristic view of high society hedonism. Polish artist Aleksandra Mir parodied newspapers by drawing on them with childlike tools - bringing a new meaning to 'fake news'.

Item Type: Show/Exhibition
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Subjects: N Fine Arts > N Visual arts (General) For photography, see TR
Divisions: Schools and Research Institutes > School of Arts > Photography
Research Priority Areas: Culture, Continuity, and Transformation
Creative Practice and Theory
Depositing User: Richard Billingham
Date Deposited: 10 May 2019 14:21
Last Modified: 01 Aug 2021 21:46

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