Saatchi Gallery, London
June 2 – September 17, 2023
This landmark exhibition tracks the visual threads of humanity’s ever-changing, extraordinarily complex life across the globe, through the eyes of 150 of the world’s most accomplished photographers. Featuring many previously unseen images, Civilization acknowledges the diverse material and spiritual cultures that make up global societies today, spanning Europe, Asia, Australia, Africa and the Americas. Exploring a wide range of subjects, from our great united achievements to our collective failings, Civilization: The Way We Live Nowhighlights the complexity and contradictions of contemporary civilization.
Image: Edgar Martins, from the series The Rehearsal of Space and the Poetic Impossibility to Manage the Infinite, 2014.