East Meets West Exhibition

Last week-end we headed to the Saatchi Gallery to check out the Post Pop: East Meets West exhibition. It was on my list ‘to do’ for a while and it didn’t disappoint my expectations. The collection included the work of artists from the former Soviet Union, China and Taiwan, as well as those from Britain and the US. You can read more about it here.

I know the exhibition had mixed reviews, some people disapproved of it, some were shocked, others found it funny. As for me, the exhibition impressed me on many levels. Firstly the nostalgic factor, lots of the imagery was reminiscent of my soviet era childhood, we all grew up surrounded by this kind of imagery and art. At the time, no one would ever have imagined any of it as being future art. Behind this, it’s a critique of man made obsession and ideology in terms of the material and the religious, which is delivered in this bright and humorous work, and a great comment on the nature of the world we live in today.

The exhibition is on until 3rd of March 2015, so if you are looking for something to do in London, I’d definitely suggest to visit Saatchi gallery and grab some delicious street food from the Duke of York Market afterward. 🙂

Below there are only few ‘pieces’ which grabbed my attention:

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