Having been held every year without interruption since 1769 the Summer Exhibition at the Royal Academy is now in its 243rd event.
The London Summer Exhibition 2011 promises to be a memorable event of the London arts scene, which will unleash new talent as well as exhibiting the artistic skills of already established artists in almost all art forms, including printmaking, sculpture, photography, architecture and painting.
This annual event is one of the most important exhibitions on the London art calendar, and is the largest open contemporary art exhibition in the world.
One of the principal foundations of the Royal Academy of Arts was as an attempt to finance the training of young artists in the Royal academy schools by mounting “an annual exhibition open to all artists of distinguished merit.”
This year, the Summer Exhibition is being co-ordinated by Royal Academician Christopher Le Brun. Michael Craig-Martin is curating one of the Academy’s largest galleries, and the Architecture Room is being curated by Piers Gough and Alan Stanton.
As always the Summer Exhibition attracts a prolific number of entrants and this year is no exception with more than 12,000 entries received from 27 countries.
Most of the work exhibited in at the Summer Exhibition is for sale and therefore will provide visitors of the Summer Exhibition a unique chance to purchase the original works of many established and celebrated contemporary artists as well as the work shown by any emerging talents that take their fancy.
The Summer Exhibition 2011 will be held at the Royal Academy until 15 august 2011.
For more information about one of the most essential events on London’s art calendar visit the Royal Academy website at royalacademy.org.uk.
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