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"New Order II: British Art Today" exhibition opens at the Saatchi Gallery in London
French-born artist Virgile Ittah's wax figures; "Untitled (For Man Would Remember Each Murmur)" (L), "Regarding the Pain of the Other" (C) and "Dreams are Guilty, Absolute and Silent by Fire" (R) are displayed at the launch of the "New Order II: British Art Today" exhibition at the Saatchi Gallery in London, England, on January 23, 2014. AFP PHOTO/Leon Neal.
LONDON.- The Saatchi Gallery opened New Order II: British Art Today, the second instalment in the Gallery’s new programme of exhibitions dedicated to emergent British contemporary art.

The programme of exhibitions continues the Saatchi Gallery’s 25-year-long support of emerging artists and its drive to make contemporary art as widely accessible as possible. An entire floor has been devoted to exhibiting artists in the early stages of their careers, and enables young artists to have their work displayed in a museum environment. It also gives visitors to the Gallery a chance to discover some of the most exciting artists working in the UK.

New Order II: British Art Today features 13 artists who offer an arresting insight into art being made in the UK today. From sculpture and painting, to installation and video, this selection of artists employ a hybrid of traditional and contemporary techniques and materials, which revitalise existing visual languages.

Abstraction returns in the shape of interior décor in George Little’s paintings, with satirical intent in Dan Rees’ plasticine covered panels, or revived in unconventional and contrasting materials in Dominic Beattie’s pieces. Virgile Ittah’s wax figures droop as they succumb to gravity; Finbar Ward’s paintings are stacked on the floor like minimalist sculptures; and the sensory and sonic are embodied in Hannah Perry’s immersive installation.

New Order II: British Art Today features work by Dominic Beattie, Sarah Dwyer, Nick Evans, Tom Gidley, Kate Hawkins, Virgile Ittah, George Little, Oliver Osborne, Hannah Perry, Martine Poppe, Mary Ramsden, Dan Rees and Finbar Ward.

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January 26, 2014

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