Time: June 19, 2014 at 6:30pm to June 24, 2014 at 4pm
Location: Dog Eared Studios, King's Cross
Street: 25-28 Field Street, WC1 X9DA
Website or Map: http://happenstancegallery.co…
Event Type: exhibition
Organized By: anastasiap
Latest Activity: Jun 12, 2014
What You Don’t See at the Royal Academy
Salon des Refusés 2014 – Exhibition of Artwork Rejected by the RA Summer Exhibition
Dog Eared Studios, King’s Cross, 25-28 Field Street, London WC1 X9DA
19 - 24 June 2014
Organized by Happenstance Gallery
Salon des Refusés opens its doors for its annual show on June 19th in King’s Cross. Over 100 artists from 12 countries will exhibit artwork that didn’t make it into the final Royal Academy Summer Exhibition.
There is a uniquely wide range of genres and styles that you won’t find at the Royal Academy summer show. This year Salon des Refusés has a special street art section – Salon de Street Art - in tribute to the genre’s cultural ‘refuses’/rebel status.
In addition, art therapy sessions, artist workshops, sound art and electronic music performances will run on each of the five days.
FROM THE HISTORY
Happenstance Galleryis again organising an exhibition of paintings, graphic and mixed media works, photographs, sculpture and prints rejected from the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition. It is following in the tradition of the 19th century Parisian Salon des Refusés, when Napoleon let rejected works be exhibited alongside those accepted ones after artists protested the Salon jury’s rejection of 3000 works.
Unlike our Parisian predecessors, we are not protesting but assisting. We respect the Royal Academicians’ judgement and understand that exhibiting at the RA Summer Exhibition is a great honour and privilege, and that the RA walls are limited and a lot of good artwork has to be rejected.
We want those works to still be on show and to let the public judge which ones they like most of all, independent from experts’ decision. For this reason, every visitor to the exhibition will be asked to vote for three favourite pieces.
DATES AND OPENING HOURS
Opening Night: Thursday 19 June 2014, 6pm - 9pm. Wine, DJ, limited editions. (RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org). After party at Trapeze Bar, Shoreditch
Open to public: 19 – 24 June 2014, Daily 1pm – 9pm, Tuesday 1pm – 4pm
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