Dates: 13 June — 21 August
Location: Royal Academy, Piccadilly, W1J 0BD
Coordinated by: Richard Wilson RA (leading British sculptor)
The Architecture Gallery will be jointly curated by: Academicians Ian Ritchie and Louisa Hutton
“It's an exhibition selected by artists, hung by artists... we just choose the best art, and try to make sense of it on the walls. It is a truly democratic exhibition."
Norman Ackroyd RA, Summer Exhibition Co-ordinator 2013
About: Showcasing over 1,200 works in multiple mediums from, watercolour painting to videos and photography you are sure to find all sorts of creations from both the new and the familiar names of the world. Richard Wilson RA and Summer Exhibition 2016 Coordinator describes it as "unpredictable, stimulating, and enjoyable with 10 startling rooms of contemporary art submitted from around the world. Each of the rooms will be hung by a member of the committee, resulting in themes of free speculation, practice or technique."
Source: Royal Academy
Date: 10 Jun 2016 to 9 Oct 2016
Location: Serpentine Pavilion
About: Four architects have been commissioned to each design a 25sqm Summer House. The four Summer Houses are inspired by the nearby Queen Caroline’s Temple ( a classical style summer house, built in 1734 near to the Serpentine Gallery. Each architect chosen by the Serpentine has yet to build a permanent building in England.
"For the Serpentine Pavilion 2016, we have attempted to design a structure that embodies multiple aspects that are often perceived as opposites: a structure that is free-form yet rigorous; modular yet sculptural; both transparent and opaque; both solid box and blob."
Architect: Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG) designed an ‘unzipped wall’ that is transformed from straight line to three-dimensional space creating a dramatic structure that houses a cafe by day and transforms into a space for the Serpentine’s Park Nights programme of performative works by artists, writers and musicians.
Architect: Kunle Adeyemi
The Summer House is an inverse replica of Queen Caroline’s Temple.
Architect: Barkow Leibinger
Inspired by a now extinct 18th Century pavilion, which was also designed by William Kent. It rotated and offered 360 degree views of the park.
Architect: Yona Friedman
This Summer House takes the form of a modular structure that can be assembled and disassembled in different formations and builds upon the architects pioneering project La Ville Spatial (Spatial City).
Architect: Asif Khan
Queen Caroline’s Temple was positioned in such a way that it allowed it to catch the sunlight from The Serpentine Lake, Khan has taken inspiration from this.
Source: Serpentine Galleries
Date: 30 Jun 2016 - 31 Jul 2016
Location: Halycon Gallery, 144-146 New Bond Street, London, W1S 2PF
About: On 30th of June, Halcyon Gallery will present Master Graphics – The Art of Printmaking, featuring important works by Henri Matisse, Joan Miró and Pablo Picasso alongside the early Pop protagonists Lichtenstein, Haring and Warhol.
From original paintings to etchings, aquatints, lithographs, carborundum prints and portfolios, Master Graphics is a vivid and exciting culmination of the very best printmaking on display.
Source: Halcyon Gallery
Artist: Jeff Koons
Location: Newport Street Gallery, Newport Street, London, SE11 6AJ
Dates: 18th May- 16th October
- Solo exhibition of work by the American artist Jeff Koons (b.1955)
- ‘Now’ is the first major UK exhibition to be devoted to the artist since ‘Jeff Koons: Popeye Series’ at the Serpentine Gallery in 2009.
- ‘Now’ features over thirty paintings, works on paper and sculptures dating from 1979 to 2014.
- Drawn from Damien Hirst’s collection, a number of these works have never been shown in the UK
Location: Victoria Miro, 16 Wharf Road, London N1 7RW & 14 St George Street, London W1S 1FE
Date: 25 May to 30 July 2016
- The presentation spans the gallery’s three locations and waterside garden
- The exhibition features new paintings, pumpkin sculptures and mirror rooms, all made especially for this presentation.
- This is the artist’s most extensive exhibition at the gallery to date, and it’s the first time mirror rooms have been presented since Kusama’s major retrospective at Tate Modern in 2012
- For the exhibition at the Wharf Road galleries, she has created three mirror rooms: All the Eternal Love I Have for the Pumpkins, Chandelier of Grief and Where the Lights in My Heart Go - all of which place the viewer within a universe of varying proliferating reflections.
Source: Victoria Miro