Invited as a contemporary response to Tutankhamun: Treasures of the Golden Pharaoh, both artists will install across two adjoining galleries their independent solo projects.
De Commarque interrogates the impact of technological and scientific advancement on Earth’s geology and ecosystems, encouraging visitors to contemplate a new world where the notion of Homo Sapiens is superseded by a species of its own creation; Homo Artificialis, imagined through a series of sculptural mise-en-scenes.
In addition to de Commarque’s installation, British artist Kate Daudy utilises her vast knowledge of Egyptology and Ancient Egyptian faith and traditions to produce an installation that draws on her relationship with death and time. Starting with Daudy’s interactive study, visitors are taken through an immersive journey exploring themes that include mortality, faith and science, human presence, and history.
During the first months of the exhibition, ‘Artificialis’ and ‘It Wasn’t That At All’ will open the conversation further to the public through a dynamic programme of talks and events by collaborators and leading experts in their fields.
*Visitors can stay up to date with the programme by checking the Saatchi Gallery website.
About Tutankhamun: Treasures of the Golden Pharaoh
Produced by the Egyptian Ministry of Antiquities and IMG, and presented in London by Viking Cruises TUTANKHAMUN: Treasures of the Golden Pharaoh will unveil more than 150 original objects from the tomb, 60 of which are travelling out of Egypt for the first and final time before they return for permanent display within the Grand Egyptian Museum currently under construction.
Venue: Saatchi Gallery, Duke of York's HQ, King's Rd, Chelsea, London SW3 4RY
Exhibition opens 2 November 2019