Grayson Perry RA will be the co-ordinator of the Royal Academy annual Summer Exhibition in June 2018. Along with a talented Summer Exhibition committee consisting of Royal Academicians Phyllida Barlow, Piers Gough, Allen Jones, David Mach, Chris Orr, Cornelia Parker, Tom Phillips, Conrad Shawcross and Emma Stibbon the institution is celebrating its 250th anniversary. To mark this momentous occasion, . Piers Gough RA will curate the Architecture Gallery and the President of the Royal Academy of Arts, Christopher Le Brun will chair the Committee.
Grayson Perry RA, co-ordinator of the Summer Exhibition 2018, encourages artists to enter work to the exhibition: “Fellow artists! 2018 marks the 250th anniversary of the Royal Academy so that the Summer Exhibition will celebrate a quarter of millennia of artistic innovation. As the co-ordinator, I have decided that the theme of the show will be ‘Art Made Now’. I want to champion the democracy of the exhibition and show off the diversity of art being made at this moment, so I encourage you to submit works that you have made in 2017/18. I am also planning a special ‘Room of Fun’ in a newly built part of the Academy, so the committee may well look favourably on artworks that we find amusing.”