Newspeak: British Art Now

The Saatchi Gallery showcases some of the most exciting artists to have emerged in the UK over the last few years.

Although still largely unknown in the wider art world, these new British artists are tipped as the successors to the famous Young British Artists of the 1990s.

The title of the exhibition, Newspeak: British Art Now, is taken from George Orwell’s seminal novel 1984, in which newspeak is “the only language in the world whose vocabulary gets smaller every year”.  By contrast, the aim of the exhibition is to show how these up-and-coming artists are expanding visual vocabulary and languages rather than shrinking them.

Newspeak: British Art Now is the Saatchi Gallery’s largest show since moving to Chelsea. Like all Saatchi exhibitions, entrance to Newspeak: British Art Now is free.

Highlights of Newspeak: British Art Now

Newspeak: British Art Now features a wide range of works, from sculpture and painting to photography and installation.

Exhibits include Truncated Trunk by Eugenie Scrase – chosen from BBC2 series School of Saatchi, screened last autumn.

Through their work, the artists explore issues as diverse as class, consumerism and the phenomenon of our instant success culture, often employing a distinctly British dry wit.

Other artists participating in the exhibition include:

  • Hurvin Anderson
  • Karla Black
  • Pablo Bronstein
  • Steven Claydon
  • William Daniels
  • Matthew Darbyshire
  • Tim Ellis
  • Anne Hardy
  • Sigrid Holmwood
  • Iain Hetherington
  • Scott King
  • Alastair MacKinven
  • Goshka Macuga
  • Rupert Norfolk
  • Mark Pearson
  • Peter Peri
  • Ged Quinn
  • Clunie Reid
  • Barry Reigate
  • Daniel Silver
  • Fergal Stapleton
  • Clare Stephenson
  • Phoebe Unwin
  • John Wynne
Duration 30 May 2010 - 17 October 2010
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Cost Free
Venue Saatchi Gallery
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