Royal Academy Summer Exhibition
Coordinated by Michael Craig-Martin
8 June - 16 August
Michael Craig-Martin is the Chief Co-ordinator of the 2015 Royal Academy Summer Exhibition.
This year's exhibition will feature special displays of work honouring two Royal Academicians: the Small Weston Room will be dedicated entirely to a new suite of drawings by newly-appointed Honorary Royal Academician William Kentridge, whilst Tom Phillips, a Royal Academician since 1989, who chaired the Academy's Exhibitions Committee from 1995 until 2007, will have a gallery given over to A Humument; a work in progress since 1966 when Phillips found a second-hand book for threepence and began to alter every page by painting, collage and cut-up techniques to create an entirely new version.
The courtyard will feature a massive new sculptural installation by Conrad Shawcross, and the main stairwell will be transformed with a site-specific installation by Jim Lambie.
As Chief Co-ordinator, Craig-Martin has invited a select group of artists to participate in the exhibition. This group comprises mostly artists over the age of 65 and, in selecting them, Craig-Martin intends to bring focus to the work of these more mature artists whose significant careers are now often overlooked in favour of young and emerging talent.