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 is a London-based writer and curator. She is the founder of Gallery Girl - a London-based curatorial platform and website dedicated to modern and contemporary art from across the globe. Her work is primarily focused on supporting emerging female artists from the Middle East and the Caucasus. She has written for Canvas Magazine, Harper's Bazaar Arabia, Ibraaz, Jdeed Magazine, Suitcase and Vice Arabia among other publications. Her exhibitions in London and Armenia have been featured in Vogue Arabia, The Art Newspaper, The Art Gorgeous and numerous other news outlets. Gallery Girl has also spoken in the UK, UAE and Belgium about the contemporary art scene in the MENA region, and is planning further events in London and Amman.

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