Sum­mer ex­hi­bi­tion full of colour and va­ri­ety

Timeless Travels Magazine - - ART ROUNDUP -

Royal Academy, Lon­don Show­ing 8 June – 16 Au­gust 2015

For 247 years, the Sum­mer Ex­hi­bi­tion has of­fered a snap­shot of con­tem­po­rary art – and this year prom­ises a riot of colour, va­ri­ety and dis­cov­ery with over 1,200 works spilling out from our gal­leries.

In the court­yard, visi­tors will be con­fronted by a tow­er­ing for­ma­tion of steel ‘clouds’, cre­ated by Royal Aca­demi­cian Con­rad Shawcross, be­fore Jim Lam­bie’s kalei­do­scopic stairs lead up to the Main Gal­leries.

This year, the ex­hi­bi­tion is co-or­di­nated by Michael Craig-Martin RA – a lead­ing artist of his gen­er­a­tion and the teacher who nur­tured the tal­ents of Gary Hume, Sarah Lu­cas and Damien Hirst. His dis­tinc­tive cre­ative vi­sion prom­ises room af­ter room burst­ing with va­ri­ety, colour and re­mark­able new work by lead­ing and emerg­ing artists – all hand­picked from over 12,000 en­tries.

The ex­hi­bi­tion is the world’s old­est open­sub­mis­sion ex­hi­bi­tion: its ear­li­est ex­hibitors in­cluded the likes of Reynolds, Con­sta­ble and Turner. With many works in the ex­hi­bi­tion on sale, the show also gives a chance to own some orig­i­nal art, and art­work sales help the RA to con­tinue the free tu­ition that they have of­fered for nearly 250 years.

With ev­ery­thing from paint­ing, print mak­ing and sculp­ture through to in­stal­la­tion, pho­tog­ra­phy and film, this is a show un­like any other.

In­stal­la­tion view of Sum­mer Ex­hi­bi­tion 2014

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