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America In Crisis Exhibition at the Saatchi Gallery, London

Learn how to make Mosaics

There are regular Thursday evening Mosaic making classes at Hackney City Farm. It’s 1/2 mile north of Tesco in Bethnal Green. The course costs £9.21 plus a small amount for materials. Full details and sample photos here. Click on view details top right for a dropdown of future dates.

America in Crisis photo exhibition

In 1969 a group of photographers got together to assess the state on their nation. A new exhibition is now on until 3rd April, under the same title as the original project: America In Crisis. It features 120 photos by 40 photographers and is on at the prestigious Saatchi Gallery (top photo) near Sloane Square tube.

America in Crisis photo exhibition at Saatchi Gallery near Sloane Square underground
America in Crisis photo exhibition at the Saatchi Gallery near Sloane Square underground

The exhibition runs across three huge rooms plus a bank of screens in another (tryout the footswitch).

The photos in America in Crisis are grouped under headings:

  • The American Dream – the people in these photos tend to look awkward and uncomfortable.
  • Streak of Violence – “An average 100 Americans die from gun violence per day”. The photos range from John F Kennedy’s funeral train in 1968 to the George Floyd protests in 2020.
  • The Deep Roots of Poverty
  • Battle for Equality – (racism).
  • Confrontation
  • The Political Response
  • The Quality of American Life

This is a very special exhibition, I fully recommend a visit.

Quote from America in Crisis 1969
Quote from America in Crisis 1969

The gallery is open everyday 10am – 6pm. Entrance is £5 standard and £3 for aged 60+ on weekdays – it’s slightly more at weekends. Exit Sloane Square tube and walk straight ahead down the Kings Road. It’s on your left about 4 minutes away.

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Alan Tucker

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