Exhibition of Artwork Rejected by the RA Summer Exhibition
19/06/2014 to 24/06/2014
Salon des Refusés opens its doors for its annual show. 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 Gallery is again organising an exhibition of paintings, graphics 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.