Nothing like some contemporary German art to remind you that you’re going to Germany in four days, am I right?
After a morning spent reading (just finished In The Garden of Beasts by Erik Larson–it’s amazing; please check it out!), my mom and I went to the Saatchi Gallery near Sloane Square to check out their exhibition Gesamtkunstwerk: New Art from Germany.
The exhibit was organized into 15 galleries that displayed works from 24 visual artists living and working in Germany. To my surprise, when I walked in to the gallery there was no curatorial direction, exposition, commentary, nada. The point of the exhibition was literally “take a look at this German art”, which I really appreciated. Instead of thinking about and analyzing possible grand themes of the exhibition, I focused on my experience with the art. However, the influence of found objects and graffiti gave the exhibition a distinctly German feel.
I didn’t take too many photos, but here are some of my favorite works!