From its foundation in 1768 the Royal Academy of Arts has provided a voice for art and artists. We are an independent charity led by eminent artists and architects—the Royal Academicians—and we pursue our mission through exhibitions, education and debate.
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Theory, fiction, criticism, confession?
Chris Kraus’ novels and art essays freely mix genres, moving between high and low culture. At this event, she reads from her novels and cultural criticism, and discusses strategies for art writers working today.
Supported by the David Lean Foundation
The RA’s Artistic Director introduces our 2017 exhibition programme, which explores some of the most momentous developments in 20th-century art.
Hear from four of the sitters painted by David Hockney for our exhibition ‘David Hockney RA: 82 Portraits and 1 Still-life’, from 11-year-old Rufus Hale to the architect Frank Gehry.
In this video, artist Aono Fumiaki talks about his work born out of the wreckage of Japan’s 2011 tsunami, on show in this year’s Summer Exhibition.
Artist duo Zatorski + Zatorski discuss their unusual self-portrait created from carbonised human skeletons.