For the first time in history, the Summer Exhibition this year will fall in winter. But at the Royal Academy of Arts, summer is a state of mind, not a time of year. Galerie Marguo artist Zhang Yunyao was selected to be included in this joyous festival of art.
252 years ago, a group of artists made it their mission to form an annual exhibition to support artists and architects, by showcasing art of the moment to the nation. The Summer Exhibition has run uninterrupted ever since: a backdrop to famous artistic rivalries of the past and now a fixture of the summer calendar for art seekers, year after year.
Coordinated by artistic duo Jane and Louise Wilson RA, this year's exhibition includes new works by Tracey Emin, Rebecca Horn, Anselm Kiefer, Julian Schnabel, Gillian Wearing and Ai Weiwei.