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Saatchi Gallery

03 June 2014

Greetings friends and followers!
Perhaps you remember that it was at the Saatchi Gallery in 2005 where I fell in love with art - at their South Bank location. I have since been back thanks to the fabulous Pure Evil party in February and now today with some girlfriends from uni who had never not been before. What followed was a great hour and a half of delight, giggles, amazement, and entertainment.
The permanent exhibit that captivated me when I first visited was Richard Wilson's 20:50 exhibit which no photo could do justice nor verbal description. You must visit the exhibit for yourself! You will not be disappointed.
The scents of oils and visual amazement and bewilderment is euphoric.

After checking our bags and coats (free of charge), we explored the galleries that are spread across four floors at a leisurely pace often taking time to stop in wonder and discuss both the exhibits and the physical space at the Saatchi's current home in Sloane Square.
There were several fantastic installations throughout the gallery open to numerous interpretations.
 With very little text to guide you throughout the gallery - and many pieces going by the title of "untitled" - you might find it helpful to buy the exhibition guide (something I did not do so I cannot vouch for its worth).
And just look at the amazing materials used in this installation!
And the space... Just beautiful! Worthy of being an installation in of itself from the floors to the ceilings to the walls.
It really is tough not reaching out and touching all the artwork! Parents - you will want to keep an eye on your kids and each other. ;)
 And the use of music in relation to art was fascinating! Look at the use of musical instruments to hold up several pieces of artwork.
The highlight from the current temporary exhibition - Pangaea: New Art From Africa and Latin America - was "Casa Tomada" by Colombian artist Rafael G√≥mezbarros.  We definitely had some fun playing to the cameras as did our fellow visitors.
On that jolly note, I shall leave you, friend, and suggest you scurry over to the Saatchi Gallery yourself for a visit while the installation is on (- 2 November 2014).




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