Royal Academy of Arts, London
9 June – 17 August 2014
And so this annual exhibition – first begun in 1769 – has become known as an example of democratic display, where those without reputation are exhibited alongside those who have, as Turner Prize-winner Grayson Perry explains with subversively playful wit, “got lucky and found an audience willing to pay for their work”.
The recently appointed Royal Academy artistic director, Tim Marlow, spoke to us about his role and future plans for the Academy. Edith Devaney, head of Summer Exhibition and contemporary curator at the Royal Academy of Arts, gave us her thoughts on this year’s exhibition.
Cornelia Parker spoke to Studio International at the opening of the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition 2014. Photo: Martin Kennedy.
Royal Academician Cornelia Parker spoke about her thinking behind the black and white gallery that she’s curated for this exhibition, and artist, Royal Academician and director of this year’s selection and hanging committee, Hughie O’Donoghue, talked to us about the process of hanging the show, his thoughts on making and viewing paintings, and the condition of painting today.
Interviews by MK PALOMAR
Filmed by WILLIAM KENNEDY
Making It: Sculpture in Britain 1977-1986
Studio International spoke to co-curator, Jon Wood, from the Henry Moore Institute, and Jill Constantine, head of the Arts Council Collection, about how the exhibition came about and what its main themes are
Cornelia Parker: interview
Known for her explosive works, crossing the line between science and art, Cornelia Parker spoke to us about why she wouldn’t necessarily call herself an artist and about where her inspiration comes from.
Drawn Together: Artist as Selector
Anita Taylor, dean of Bath School of Art and Design at Bath Spa University and the founder of the Jerwood drawing prize project, took us round the exhibition Drawn Together: Artist as Selector and spoke about a number of drawings in the show, including works by Ken Currie, Stephen Farthing, Michael Craig-Martin, Lisa Milroy, Avis Newman and Cornelia Parker.