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UAL arts festival takeover in Burlington Gardens


30 June — 1 July 2018

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Our group of UAL student curators present an arts festival takeover in the RA’s newly transformed Burlington Gardens, inspired by the concept of ‘dissection’ within the Royal Academy’s Collection.

From the examination of the body through anatomical drawings, to the scientific techniques of 19th century colour mixing or architectural casts, the process of dissection reveals much about the processes of creating art while exposing the human form.

When the Royal Academy Schools was founded in 1769, it was influenced by the Renaissance traditions and incorporated the study of anatomy as a key part of artistic training to arts students. Though artistic training at the Royal Academy Schools has changed considerably over the last 250 years, there is still a Professor of Anatomy at the Royal Academy. The casts of bodies and architectural details continue to inspire artists and can reveal much about changing attitudes to our corporeal selves.

Using the RA’s Collection as a starting point, we invite you to experience a curated programme of art, music and performance at this special UAL takeover. Part of the Mayfair Art Weekend.

See programme highlights below, with more to be announced…

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● Cancelled

30 June — 1 July 2018

Royal Academy of Arts

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