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, 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.
DATES AND OPENING HOURS
Opening Night: Thursday 19 June 2014, 6pm - 9pm. Wine, DJ, limited editions. RSVP After party at Trapeze Bar, Shoreditch
Open to public: 19 – 24 June 2014, Daily 1pm – 9pm, Tuesday 1pm – 4pm