From 20 November until 16 March, the Saatchi Gallery will host ‘Body Language’ – an exhibition which aims to examine the human body and reflect on the human form. The exhibition will include the works of nineteen emerging international artists – Tanyth Berkeley, Amy Bessone, Michael Cline, Nicole Eisenman, Chantal Joffe, Kasper Kovitz, Makiko Kudo, Nathan Mabry, Eddie Martinez, Justin Matherly, Dana Schutz, Jansson Stegner, Henry Taylor, Denis Tarasov, Alexander Tinei, Francis Upritchard, Andra Ursuta, Helen Verhoeven, and Marianne Vitale – each of which explores the vast number of political and social issues that the human body is able to communicate.
Jannson Stegner, for example, uses Romanticism to portray contemporary longing, while Kasper Kovitz uses meat to describe the impermanence and decay of the human body. Dana Schutz’s chaotic paintings tell of a constant struggle to find order, while Denis Tarasov’s photographs of tombstones depict how the deceased wish to be remembered.
A thoroughly diverse exhibition, ‘Body Language’ demonstrates the importance of the human form in art and its unique ability to articulate how it feels to be alive.