Out of Focus @ Saatchi

Out of Focus seems to be a fitting title for the current exhibition being held at the Saatchi gallery, as so many photographers are exhibiting it truly is hard to focus on one.

38 photographers from 14 countries take up the space, exhibiting contemporary photographs. While there is no sense of cohesion among the exhibitors nor any common theme, this means that there will be something for everyone. From landscape to portraiture the Saatchi Gallery covers it. One artist which did stand out for me was Katy Grannan, whose large hyperrealistic portraits left at least some impression.

Despite the fact that the show lacks much in terms which is memorable, at least it is something different to look at whilst shopping along the King’s Road.

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Lizzy Vartanian Collier aka Gallery Girl is a writer and curator based in London. Her work has been featured in publications including Dazed, Hyperallergic and Vogue Arabia. She was curator of Perpetual Movement during AWAN Festival 2018 and in 2019 had a residency at the Lab at Darat Al Funun in Amman, Jordan. She has also worked with Armenia Art Fair for its inaugural edition and previously worked as an editor at I.B.Tauris Publishers. In 2019 she co-founded Arsheef, Yemen’s first contemporary art gallery. She has given workshops at Manara Culture in Amman, Jordan and Victoria and Albert Museum in London, UK. As of 2020 she is currently in law school, with the ambition of greater understanding the intersection between art and the law.

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