Huwaei has announced that the company is joining with London’s Saatchi Gallery to advertise an event to explore the history of selfies.
It is said to be self-expression rather than selfie, the advertisement will start from March 31 to May 30, and will introduce the work of old masters and the present artists:
Opening at the Saatchi Gallery on 31st March 2017, the show will be the world’s first exhibition exploring the history of the selfie from the old masters to the present day, and will celebrate the truly creative potential of a form of expression often derided for its inanity.
The show will also highlight the emerging role of the smartphone as an artistic medium for self-expression commissioning ten exciting Young British Photographers to create new works using Huawei’s newest dual lens smartphones co-engineered with Leica, as part of their artistic practice. Reprising the spirit and energy of the Young British Artist movement first launched 25 years ago; the works of these Young British Photographers will go on display in a gallery dedicated to world-class smartphone photography. In this gallery, the focus will shift from Selfie to documenting the world around us as a contrasting form of Self-Expression.
From Selfie to Self-Expression will showcase key artworks, many of which feature interactive, digital and user-generated content, by artists as diverse as Kutluğ Ataman, Christopher Baker, Juno Calypso, Tracey Emin, Van Gogh, Mohau Modisakeng, Rembrandt, Cindy Sherman, Gavin Turk and Velazquez.
The company is also functioning a #SaatchiSelfie contest through which you will be able to get your self-portraits pictures featured at Saatchi Gallery.
If you want to submit your selfies, Click the link and ten shortlisted winners will be able to see their pictures featured at the Gallery. The winners will also be able to receive Huawei’s latest smartphone and can also get “priceless photographic experience.”