The Saatchi Gallery is now open in the 70,000 sq. ft. Duke of York HQ building on the King’s Road, Chelsea. The opening exhibition is The Revolution Continues: New Art from China.
The best pieces in the exhibition are by China’s most controversial artists, Sun Yuan and Peng Yu. Angel, a life-size and life-like angel, has literally fallen from the sky onto the gallery floor. Wings covered in mottled skin taper into horn and wild matted white hair is parted into to tell-tale horns.
Monstrous and pathetic, it is not clear whether he is dead, unconscious or merely sleeping. With its Biblical overtones it offers a fascinating comment on the state of China’s own spiritual well being.
THE REVOLUTION CONTINUES AT THE NEW SAATCHI GALLERY, LONDON