Citing everyone from Frida Kahlo to Kim Kardashian, Ellen Degeneres to Cindy Sherman and Rembrandt to Benedict Cumberbatch, the Saatchi Gallery’s upcoming From Selfie to Self-Expression exhibition offers artists, photographers and enthusiasts around the globe a chance to have their selfies exhibited at the gallery.
The exhibition is co-curated by smartphone brand Huawei and aims to explore the creative parameters of what a selfie is today. By exploring the history of the selfie, the Saatchi will host a celebration of self-expression, while questioning what makes a selfie a selfie, and whether or not it’s art. From 31st March, the gallery has confirmed that works by Vincent Van Gogh, Cindy Sherman and Juno Calypso, amongst others, will be present.
If only Bradley's arm was longer. Best photo ever. #oscars pic.twitter.com/C9U5NOtGap— Ellen DeGeneres (@TheEllenShow) March 3, 2014
Budding artists and selfie takers alike can upload their images to the Saatchi Gallery website ahead of judging at the end of next month. Current entries span from your bog-standard iPhone front facing camera, finished off with the go-to dog filter on Snapchat, to artistic re-imaginations of Sylvia Plath’s work as selfies and more risqué nude self portraits.
The overall winner will be announced at the launch of the Show at the Saatchi Gallery in London on 30th March 2017.
From Selfie to Self-Expression opens March 31 2017 at London’s Saatchi Gallery.