Contemporary German Art at the Saatchi Gallery


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!

Andre Butzer's Anhembild 2411


Isa Genzken's Bouquet

Gert and Uwe Tobias's Untitled

Jutta Koether's Leibhaftige Malerei

Alexandra Bircken's Unit 4

Thomas Helbig's Vater


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