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Last week, Mi­randa Sawyer had a sneak preview of the Royal Acad­emy’s 250th Sum­mer Ex­hi­bi­tion with Grayson Perry, the artist over­see­ing this year’s show. Here’s how you re­sponded:

That glo­ri­ous yel­low! Grayson Perry cu­rat­ing is giv­ing the Sum­mer Ex­hi­bi­tion a good old poke. He­len Ayres, @Raphaelite_Girl on Twit­ter

Grayson Perry has hung a por­trait of Nigel Farage un­der­neath a paint­ing of some­one chuck­ing up in a bucket. Mas­terly jux­ta­po­si­tion. @WhyToVoteGreen

The Royal Acad­emy with its Sum­mer Ex­hi­bi­tion is one of the few things in the art world that tries to be more open to the public. It is try­ing des­per­ately to mod­ernise and the dig­i­tal sub­mis­sion pro­ce­dure it in­tro­duced in re­cent years is very wel­come for those liv­ing out­side the cap­i­tal.

SkavArt, posted on­line

The RA is a mas­sive con when it comes to “giv­ing space” to artists through the open sub­mis­sions. They make it sound very demo­cratic, but only a tiny frac­tion of the work shown will have been se­lected that way. The ma­jor­ity is by RA mem­bers and in­vited, well-known artists. Jus­tasim­ple­girl

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