Moves on to Contemporary Arab and Iranian Art
You might think Chinese Contemporary art is over and washed up, yesterday’s fad. But someone forgot to tell the British public. Charles Saatchi’s inaugural exhibition, Revolution Continues, is a huge hit in London:
About 5,200 visitors each day have seen the free Revolution Continues exhibition at the Saatchi Gallery, which means that by the time the show closes it will have attracted about 525,000 people. Only 300,000 visited Charles Saatchi’s 1997 Sensation exhibition at the Royal Academy.
How, you ask, will the impresario top that? By moving on to the latest field of art that is experiencing rapid growth: Contemporary Indian? SouthEast Asian? Nope and nope again.
Although art from the region is often overlooked because of the tense political situation, the former advertising mogul, who was born in Baghdad, said: “The work is breathtaking – new Arabian artists are about to take centre stage in the art world.” The stars of the new show – called Unveiled – include the brothers Rokni and Ramin Haerizadeh, from Tehran, Khaled Hafez from Cairo and Wafa Hourani from Hebron in Palestine.
Chinese Art Show Draws Record Crowd (This Is London)