Ausstellung: Summer Exhibition 2017 - Architecture Room Large Weston Room, Main Galleries

13.06.2017 - 20.08.2017

Royal Academy of Arts
Burlington House
Piccadilly
London
W1J 0BD
Vereinigtes Königreich

The Royal Academician, Farshid Moussavi, will be curating the Architecture Room within the Summer Exhibition. For the first time, this gallery will celebrate architecture by focusing on construction coordination drawings – the drawings which show the full complexity of a building. This gallery will feature works by Royal Academicians David Adjaye and Richard Rogers together with Grafton Architects, Toyo Ito, Bjarke Ingels, Frank Gehry and Álvaro Siza, amongst others.

Discussing the theme of the Architecture Room this year, Farshid Moussavi says: “A building’s ‘architecture’ is its assemblage; the way that it brings all of its physical elements together with its colours, textures, shapes and forms to make rooms and open spaces with a distinct presence or ‘thisness’, while incorporating the many separate, distinct and irreconcilable challenges that a building must address today… The architect must determine how the different disciplines are to interrelate, what is to be experienced and how, what is to become visible and not visible, audible and inaudible, and what will be present or absent in people’s experiences of buildings as they go about their everyday activities.”

The Royal Academy’s 249th Summer Exhibition is co-ordinated by Eileen Cooper RA.  The hanging committee for the Summer Exhibition 2017 consists of Royal Academicians Ann Christopher, Gus Cummins, Bill Jacklin, Farshid Moussavi, Fiona Rae, Rebecca Salter and Yinka Shonibare. The Summer Exhibition is the world’s largest open submission exhibition providing a platform for emerging and established artists to showcase their works to an international audience.

Dates and Opening Hours 

Open to public:            Tuesday 13 June – Sunday 20 August 2017 10am – 6pm daily (last admission 5.30pm)
Late night opening:     Fridays until 10pm (last admission 9.30pm)