Selfies As Art: Saatchi Gallery Upcoming Exhibit To Feature Selfies

By Staff Writer on Jan 24, 2017 09:33 AM EST

Are selfies considered art? For individuals who love to take pictures of themselves (not necessarily called as a narcissistic behavior), this is good news. A renown London gallery will hold an upcoming art exhibit which will feature pictures of people, taken by themselves. Thanks, Saatchi Gallery.

Saatchi Gallery, popular for its brilliant contemporary art exhibits, is said to delve into the significance of selfies as art. The said "selfie art show" will be open on March this year and will feature fascinating art pieces and of course, "selfies that have quickly become icons of the digital era," as per The Guardian.

Art enthusiasts can expect to be mesmerized with self-portraits from the iconic Vincent Van Gogh, Rembrant, and June Calypso to the more latest celebrity selfies such as former Prime Minister David Cameron and actor Benedict Cumberbatch's picture at the 2014 Oscars. In addition, Saatchi Gallery's upcoming show is said to commission art pieces from 10 junior British photographers, according to Artnet.

The art exhibit is in partnership with Huawei and is called, "Sefie to Self-Expression". It is also said to accept photos submitted by the public to include to the art collection. The #SaatchieSelfie contest will be judged by artists and the selfie winner will not only get a Huawei phone but a "priceless photographic experience" as well. Details are to be confirmed soon, as per The Independent.

"In many ways, the selfie represents the epitome of contemporary culture's transition into a highly digitalised and technologically advanced age as mobile phone technology has caught up with the camera. The exhibition will present a compelling insight into the history and creative potential of the selfie," Chief Executive Officer at Saatchi Gallery, Nigel Hurst, told The Guardian.

"Selfie to Self-Expression" will be available to view from Mar. 31 to May 30, 2017 at Saatchi Gallery, Duke of York's HQ, King's Road, Chelsea, London.

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