Con­tem­po­rary icons

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The Saatchi Gallery's Icon­o­clasts: Art out of the Main­stream brings to­gether the work of 13 dis­tinct con­tem­po­rary fig­ures who ex­am­ine what it means to be a con­tem­po­rary icon­o­clast. As an act, icon­o­clasm his­tor­i­cally holds both re­li­gious and pro­gres­sive con­no­ta­tions. How­ever, 21st-cen­tury cul­ture has eroded the rad­i­cal­ism of this con­cept as artists are now ques­tion­ing the in­trin­sic na­ture of icon­o­clasm it­self by scru­ti­n­is­ing what de­fines a work of art. A star­tling num­ber of ma­te­ri­als and tech­niques are on show, in which ab­strac­tion, fig­u­ra­tion, cre­ation and de­struc­tion com­bine. The ex­hi­bi­tion runs in London un­til Jan­uary 7.


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