The Saatchi Gallery’s latest exhibition  will feature the work of twenty six artists to explore art’s role in social satire and the world we live in. 

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Aleksandra Mir, Beauty Free, 2005. (c) Aleksandra Mir. Image courtesy of Saatchi Gallery. 

On display from the 27th September, works featured in the exhibition will vary from the personal to the political, such as Bedwyr Williams’ humorous take on the old adage “Walk a Mile in My Shoes”, where he literally gets visitors to try on size 13 shoes, Turner Prize nominee Richard Billingham’s confrontational photography of his working class parents in his Ray’s A Laugh Series, Chilean sculptor Alejandra Prieto, who explores the poverty and luxury of industry by transforming rejected lumps of coal into beautiful objects, and Jessica Craig-Martin’s voyeuristic and candid close-up photographs of high society hedonism.

Highlighting the traditions of satire through collages and photography, as well as graffiti style drawings and interactive installations, Black Mirror will concentrate on art’s value in social commentary and satire, and how it can provide both light relief as well as unsettling commentary on the tumultuous, divisive climate of modern-day politics.

The artists whose work will be on display will also include: Des Hughes, Wendy Mayer and James Howard. 

Black Mirror: Art as Social Satire will be on display at the Saatchi Gallery from the 28th September until the 13th January 2019. For more information visit: https://www.saatchigallery.com/artists/black_mirror__art_as_social_satire/