Newspeak: British Art Now, Part I
Saatchi Gallery, London
June 2 through October 17
Duke of York’s HQ, Kings Road
T. +44 207 823 2363
www.saatchi-gallery.co.uk

The Saatchi Gallery’s largest show since moving to Chelsea is entitled
Newspeak: British Art Now, and features some of the most exciting artists to have emerged in the UK in the last few years who are still largely unknown in the wider art world.

Over a decade after Sensation (an exhibition of Charles Saatchi’s collection at the Royal Academy of Art in London) and the advent of the YBAs, this new generation of artists are making work that collectively offers an arresting insight into the future of contemporary art in Britain. In Orwell's novel Nineteen Eighty-Four, Newspeak is "the only language in the world whose vocabulary gets smaller every year"; this exhibition turns that Orwellian vision on its head, showing that the range of visual languages being exploited and invented by these artists is in fact expanding and multiplying. Through sculpture, painting, photography and installation, they explore issues such as class, consumerism and the phenomenon of instant success culture, often with a distinctly British dry wit.