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Huawei has announced that it is teaming up with London’s Saatchi Gallery to present an exhibition to explore the history of selfies.
Saatchi Gallery upcoming exhibition will explore selfies as an art form.
In this gallery the focus will shift from Selfie to documenting the world around us as a contrasting form of Self-Expression.
Reprising the spirit and energy of the Young British Artist movement first launched 25 years ago; the works of these Young British Photographers will go on display in a gallery dedicated to world-class smartphone photography.
From Selfie to Self-Expression will showcase key artworks, many of which feature interactive, digital and user-generated content, by artists as diverse as Kutluğ Ataman, Christopher Baker, Juno Calypso, Tracey Emin, Van Gogh, Mohau Modisakeng, Rembrandt, Cindy Sherman, Gavin Turk and Velazquez.
Huawei and Saatchi share a selfie
Huawei and Saatchi share a selfieHuawei is teaming up with the Saatchi Gallery for an exhibition exploring the evolution of the selfie, From Selfie to Self-Expression.
The exhibition will be open from 31st March to 30th May 2017, and will take over one entire floor of the Saatchi Gallery.
Huawei’s partnership with the Saatchi Gallery follows the launch last year of its P9 smartphones, the world’s first dual-lens cameras co-engineered with iconic camera brand Leica.
To coincide with the announcement of the exhibition, Saatchi Gallery and Huawei have joined forces to offer artists, photographers and enthusiasts chance to show their most creative selfies internationally, and have their work exhibited at the Saatchi Gallery, as part of the competition #SaatchiSelfie.
The #SaatchiSelfie competition will be judged by a panel of artists and thinkers.
Huawei partners with London’s Saatchi Gallery to examine history of the ‘selfie’
Free to visit, the Saatchi Gallery was founded by Charles Saatchi, one half of the pair of brothers who created ad firm Saatchi & Saatchi.
Huawei is partnering with London’s Saatchi Gallery for an exhibition examining selfies and self-expression in art history – part of a push by the Chinese electronics firm to increase its presence in the UK.
The tie-up is being promoted by H+K Strategies, which is Huawei’s UK PR agency.
“The smartphone has become a tool of artistic expression.
According to a news release from the firm, Huawei’s partnership with the Saatchi Gallery is “a demonstration of its commitment to growing its brand presence in the UK and support of creative expression through photography everywhere”.