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14 Jun 2013

RA Summer Exhibition 2013 now open! 0  

Posted in Art, Nightlife

Now in its 245th year, the Summer Exhibition continues to be the world’s largest open submission contemporary art show, providing a platform for both emerging and established artists to showcase their work to an international audience. The majority of the works are for sale, offering visitors an opportunity to purchase original artwork by the artists selected for the show.

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The diverse media includes painting, sculpture, photography, printmaking, architecture and film.

Summer Exhibition

El Anatsui, TSIATSIA – searching for connection, 2013,
Aluminium, (bottle-tops, printing plates, roofing sheets) and copper wire, 15 x 23 metres.
© Benedict Johnson

Marking the start of London’s summer cultural season, the Summer Exhibition will present a snapshot of living artists today and provide a unique experience for visitors to view and buy art.

The works of art have been carefully selected by a committee of ten Royal Academicians and with the guidance of the two lead coordinators, the galleries will exhibit over 1,000 exceptional artworks, many of which will go on public display for the first time. Printmaker Norman Ackroyd RA will highlight the range and quality of printmaking, as well as hanging works by fellow Royal Academicians and Honorary Royal Academicians. Eva Jiricna RA will co-ordinate the architecture gallery and her curatorial direction will seek to blur the boundaries between architecture and sculpture with particular focus on experimental design.

Summer Exhibition

Lecture Room, installation view. Summer Exhibition 2013. Photo credit: John Bodkin

Christopher Le Brun, President of the Royal Academy of Arts says,

“One of the founding principles of the Academy was to ‘mount an annual exhibition open to all artists of distinguished merit’ to finance the training of young artists in the RA Schools. This has been held every year without interruption since 1769. The Royal Academy receives no public funding so each purchase made at the Summer Exhibition directly contributes to maintaining our free art school’.

Summer Exhibition

Grayson Perry RA
The Adoration of the Cage Fighters, 2012
Wool, cotton, acrylic, polyester and silk tapestry, 200 x 400 cm
Arts Council Collection, Southbank Centre London and British Council. Gift of the artist and Victoria Miro Gallery with the support of Channel 4 Television, The Art Fund and Sfumato Foundation with additional support from AlixPartners. / © Grayson Perry
Photography © Stephen White

You can get complimentary tickets to the Royal Academy’s Summer Exhibition when you book our summer package this year. Our fabulous package includes 2 nights luxury accommodation, special May Fair summer cocktails, an exclusive Selfridges voucher and more. Read more and book online!

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