press release

Over eighty new works of art - paintings, sculptures and photographs - from the Saatchi Gallery collection, produced by over thirty emerging young contemporary artists, are being brought together in a new exhibition, USA TODAY, to open on 4 October 2006 at the Royal Academy of Arts, Burlington Gardens.

The subjects of these recently made contemporary art works, most of which are no more than two years old, focus on the artists’ views of world events and America’s place in our global society. Many of the artists and their works have already attracted attention, and sometimes generated controversy through political references.

The exhibition, which runs for one month, coincides with London’s Frieze Art Fair. USA TODAY continues the RA’s collaboration with the Saatchi Gallery in 1997 with the show, ‘Sensation’, which received record visitors in London, New York and Berlin.

USA TODAY features a new generation of American artists, together with other young artists who have moved from Europe, Asia, Africa and other parts of the world to work in America.

Sir Nicholas Grimshaw, President, Royal Academy of Arts said: “This is a thought-provoking and exciting array of works from tomorrow’s big art names. The Royal Academy is delighted to be collaborating with the Saatchi Gallery on this important and high quality exhibition”.

Exhibitions Secretary Norman Rosenthal said: “The Royal Academy of Arts is very excited at the thought of being able to show this remarkable group of artists from the United States. Many of these wonderful pieces are little known or have rarely been seen in Great Britain or Europe. They present a new vitality of art in the United States today and demonstrate a varied array of political and aesthetic agendas of the greatest interest that represent the many vital aspects of life and culture today”.


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Kooperation: Royal Academy of Arts; Saatchi Gallery, London

mit Kelley Walker, Josephine Meckseper, Matthew Monahan, Kristin Baker, Banks Violette, Aleksandra Mir, Mark Grotjahn, Marc Handelman, Daniel Hesidence, Ellen Altfest, Rodney McMillian, Dan Colen, Erick Swenson, Adam Cvijanovic, Ryan Trecartin, Terence Koh, Douglas Kolk, Wangechi Mutu, Jules De Balincourt, Inka Essenhigh, Dana Schutz, Carter , Mark Bradford, Barnaby Furnas, Brian Fahlstrom, Christoph Schmidberger, Dan Walsh, Huma Bhabha, Matthew Day Jackson, Ryan McGinness, Jonathan Pylypchuk, Lara Schnitger, Matthew Cerletty, Luis Gispert ...