The Royal Academy's Summer Exhibition opened today. It is is the largest open contemporary art exhibition in the world, combining a range of new work by both established and unknown living artists.
Gallery 8 of the Summer Exhibition is curated by Tracy Emin, who described it as a 'great honour'. Talking about her first time as a curator, she said, "My first idea was to make a show that really shocked me. But although the art I choose might be radical and off the wall, the presentation will be calm and classical. IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢m not going to drive a red bus into the Royal Academy and hang everything inside it Ã¢â‚¬â€œ IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢m not out to be provocative on that kind of level."
The exhibition, which is sponsored by Insight Investments, includes around 1,200 works and most of them are for sale. The annual Summer Exhibition - now in its 240th year - continues until August 17th.