America in crisis

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America in Crisis

Book tickets to Saatchi Gallery’s latest must-see exhibition, America in Crisis, an exploration of decades of social change in the United States.

Through over 120 works by 40 leading American photographers and an interactive immersive experience, America in Crisis will reflect on social change in America from the 1960s through to today.

America in Crisis was a ground-breaking group initiative conceived in 1969 to assess the state of the nation in the form of a Magnum Photos project led by American photographer, Charles Harbutt. This project shone a spotlight on the US at a time of great social, political and cultural change, examining key events in 1968 leading up to Nixon’s inauguration. This year’s exhibition will create a dialogue between the original historical photographs from the 1969 Magnum project and new works produced five decades later during another tumultuous time in America.

America in Crisis explores the similarities and differences between two eras caught on camera; from national debates concerning gun control and racial inequality, to topics of global impact such as the digital revolution and the climate crisis. The exhibition, showcasing the phenomenal and thought-provoking works of Kris Graves, Balazs Gardi and Zora J Murff, highlights the themes present in both eras and confronts the myth of American exceptionalism with the reality of current events.

America in Crisis at Saatchi Gallery, 21 January – 3 April 2022. Tickets from £5. Book here.

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