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Jiřičná and Wilkinson to curate Royal Academy summer show

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Eva Jiřičná and Chris Wilkinson are to curate the architecture gallery of Royal Academy’s Summer Exhibition this year

The duo, both Royal Academicians, aims to ‘blur the boundaries between architecture and fine arts’ with its show dedicated to new work submitted by architects.

Held annually at its Burlington Gardens home in Piccadilly, the open submission contemporary art show is the Academy’s 244th summer exhibition and has attracted more than 11,000 entries.

The exhibition will run from June 4 to August 12 at the Royal Academy.


One of the founding principles of the Royal Academy of Arts 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 and continues to play a significant part in raising funds to finance the students. The Royal Academy receives no public funding so all those who support the Summer Exhibition contribute to supporting artists of the future. The majority of works in the Summer Exhibition 2012 will be for sale, offering visitors an opportunity to purchase original artwork by high profile and up-and-coming artists.

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