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Champagne life // Saatchi Gallery, London

Julia Wachtel, Champagne Life, 2014 (c) Julia Wachtel, 2014 Image courtesy of the Saatchi Gallery, London

Julia Wachtel, Champagne Life, 2014. (c) Julia Wachtel, 2014. Image courtesy of the Saatchi Gallery, London

To mark its 30th anniversary, the Saatchi Gallery just launched Champagne Life, the Gallery’s first all-women exhibition.
Champagne Life celebrates the work of a constellation of 14 emerging female artists, and provides a rare and apposite moment to reflect on what it means to be a female artist working today, not demanding at the same time to offer an overarching view on the entire female artistic practice.
Drawing its title from the work by Julia Wachtel also on display, the irony of it is palpable and throws into contrast the reality of many long, cold, lonely hours working in the studio with the perceived glamour of the art world.

Champagne Life features the work of Mequitta Ahuja, Alice Anderson, Marie Angeletti, Jelena Bulajic, Julia Dault, Mia Feuer, Sigrid Holmwood, Virgile Ittah, Seung Ah Paik, Maha Malluh, Suzanne McClelland, Stephanie Quayle, Soheila Sokhanvari and Julia Wachtel.


// Per celebrare il suo 30esimo anniversario, la Saatchi Gallery ha appena inaugurato Champagne Life, la prima mostra tutta femminile della galleria.
Champagne Life celebra il lavoro di un gruppo di 14 artiste donne emergenti, e fornisce un raro ma appropriato momento di riflessione sul cosa significhi oggi essere un’artista donna, ma al tempo stesso non pretende di offrire uno sguardo onnicomprensivo sull’intera produzione artistica femminile. 
Prendendo in prestito il titolo dall’opera di Julia Wachtel (anche questa all’interno della mostra), l’ironia delle parole è palpabile e mette in luce il contrasto tre le tante lunghe, fredde e isolate ore a lavoro dentro uno studio e la vita a lustrini che viene percepita come mondo dell’arte.

Champagne Life include opere di Mequitta Ahuja, Alice Anderson, Marie Angeletti, Jelena Bulajic, Julia Dault, Mia Feuer, Sigrid Holmwood, Virgile Ittah, Seung Ah Paik, Maha Malluh, Suzanne McClelland, Stephanie Quayle, Soheila Sokhanvari e Julia Wachtel.

Alice Anderson Left: Bound, 2011. Right: 181 Kilometers, 2015 Image (c) Steve White, 2015 Courtesy of the Saatchi Gallery, London

Alice Anderson. Left: Bound, 2011. Right: 181 Kilometers, 2015. Image (c) Steve White, 2015. Courtesy of the Saatchi Gallery, London.

Mequitta Ahuja, Rhyme Sequence: Wiggle Waggle, 2012. Image courtesy of the Saatchi Gallery, London

Mequitta Ahuja, Rhyme Sequence: Wiggle Waggle, 2012. Image courtesy of the Saatchi Gallery, London

Soheila Sokhanvari, Moje Sabz, 2011. Image courtesy of the Saatchi Gallery, London

Soheila Sokhanvari, Moje Sabz, 2011. Image courtesy of the Saatchi Gallery, London

Stephanie Quayle, Two Cows, 2013. Image courtesy of the Saatchi Gallery, London

Stephanie Quayle, Two Cows, 2013. Image courtesy of the Saatchi Gallery, London

Champagne Life

January 13 – March 6, 2016
Saatchi Gallery
Duke of York’s HQ
King’s Road
London
SW3 4RY

admin@saatchigallery.com
Mon // Sun 10 am – 6 pm FREE ENTRY

For further infos please refer to the gallery website.


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