LONDON: Express yourself @ Saatchi Gallery

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What’s difference between a selfie and a self-portrait? When does a selfie become art? This quick and free exhibition tries to answer these unanswerable questions.

In the first room the walls are lined with screens showing the most famous self portraits from art history and you can ‘like’ each one. The thing is, I spend all day looking at screens and liking pictures. The show gets more interesting as you go through, with some excellent Cindy Sherman film stills and Nan Goldin’s portraits from The Ballard of Sexual Dependency. 

Then we have the actually selfies - famous images of famous people. At the end of the exhibition there are selfies of everyday people, some are idiotic, some are funny, some are downright dangerous and some are actually quite beautiful, but - are they art?

by Sophia Brenninkmeyer - see more reviews

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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.

Free admission to all our own art exhibitions is part of the Saatchi Gallery’s aim to bring contemporary works to the widest audience possible.



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