The 248th!

Summer Exhibition 2016, Royal Academy of Art, Main Galleries, Burlington House, Piccadilly, London W1, until 21st August 2016

Installation view of the Summer Exhibition 2016 (c) Stephen White

Installation view of the Summer Exhibition 2016
(c) Stephen White

This year’s exhibition is the 248th one and it has been co-ordinated by the well-known sculptor Richard Wilson RA. Noted artistic duos have been the inspiration for this years show and as you move around the galleries you will find works by more than twenty of them.

Installation view of the Summer Exhibition 2016 (c) Stephen White

Installation view of the Summer Exhibition 2016
(c) Stephen White

Among those invited are Heather & Ivan Morison, Jake & Dinos Chapman, Boyd & Evans, Tim Noble & Sue Webster, Langlands & Bell and Pierre et Gilles. Their works are among the twelve hundred works garnered from this year’s twelve thousand entries. Did I like it? Slightly more so on my second visit.

Installation view of the Summer Exhibition 2016 (c) Stephen White

Installation view of the Summer Exhibition 2016
(c) Stephen White

On arrival and departure do look at the screen on the Academy’s facade because you may have been caught on the camera that is part of Ron Arad’s wonderful 16 metre kinetic sculpture Spyre.

Pierre et Gilles Marie Antoinette, le hameau de la reine (Marie Antoinette, The Queen's Hamlet), 2014 Hand-painted photograph on canvas 154 x 139 cm Photo courtesy of the artists and Galerie Daniel Templon, Paris â Brussels

Pierre et Gilles
Marie Antoinette, le hameau de la reine (Marie Antoinette, The Queen’s Hamlet), 2014
Hand-painted photograph on canvas
154 x 139 cm
Photo courtesy of the artists and Galerie Daniel Templon, Paris â Brussels

http://www.royalacademy.org.uk

Installation view of the Summer Exhibition 2016 (c) Stephen White

Installation view of the Summer Exhibition 2016
(c) Stephen White

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