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“Poor exhibition, not worth the trip”
Review of Saatchi Gallery

Saatchi Gallery
Ranked #77 of 1,721 things to do in London
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Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: Contemporary art from unknown designers and artists from all over the world
Reviewed February 22, 2013

We went to the Saatchi Gallery after having heard of it through a travel guidebook we had. The exhibition is of an uninteresting variety, art of a very contemporary style, the kind that you would want to skim over rather than absorb yourself in the works for a while as you can do much more easily in places like the Tate Modern, and of course places like the National Gallery and Wallace Collection (though I suppose you can't compare the latter two due to different style). The gallery rooms are not very attractive either (virtually stripped to the bone - we found that a little plain for an art gallery, and too brightly lit). Because of this, we were done in 15 minutes. The museum is a bit far away from most main London attractions (though you can walk to the Kensington museums in around 20 minutes) so unless you have a big interest in contemporary art I would try the Tate Modern instead.

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Reviewed February 20, 2013

Went to Russian exhibition...talk by interesting Russian art historian. Fantastic modern art mixed with amusing propaganda art...Cocacola it's the real thing Lenn?!

Excellent space and presentation, you must go an the free guided talk....please give a donation at the end. Anyone doing GCSE art on identity will fund the work on the lower floors interesting and useful.

Thank Golflove
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Reviewed February 19, 2013

This gallery is local to me and I love it. As with much modern art, I think it is a case of 'you either love it or hate it', but I do recommnend everyone to give it a chance and visit. Entrance is free, and the Richard Wilson 20:50 installation from 1987 is amazing. All of the other floors have temporary, changing exhibitions that are well worth coming back to if there isn't anything you like the first time you go. I feel grateful that we have this kind of art and indeed, these wonderful spaces, to walk around and reflect, available to us for free.

3  Thank tjh2
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Reviewed February 7, 2013 via mobile

Dont miss the wounderfull pool in the basement floor. When i was there there was also nice market outside of the gallery with many different options for lunch

Thank Keyont
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Reviewed February 3, 2013

The Saatchi Gallery opened in 2008 and is located on King's Road, Chelsea. The current exhibition is an intriguing overview of the soviet union in the eyes of contemporary artists. Lenin and Stalin coexist with the comunist regime victims.

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