The book of the exhibition Newspeak: British Art Now at the Saatchi Gallery in London which opened in June 2010.
Charles Saatchi’s selection of Britain's new generation of artistic talent. The book includes a foreword written by Patricia Ellis, an artist, writer and curator, who has worked with the Saatchi Collection since 1998. More than sixty artists are included and Newspeak: British Art Now has been designed by Jonathan Barnbrook.
Over a decade after Sensation and the advent of the YBAs, a new generation of artists has arrived, whose work collectively reveals an arresting insight into the future of contemporary art in Britain. In Orwell's novel Nineteen Eighty-Four, Newspeak is "the only language in the world whose vocabulary gets smaller every year"; this book turns that Orwellian vision on its head, showing that the range of visual languages being exploited and invented by these artists is in fact expanding and multiplying. Through sculpture, painting, photography and installation, they explore issues such as class, consumerism and the phenomenon of instant success culture, often with a distinctly British dry wit.