Now in Its 243rd Year, The Royal Academy of Arts Opens Annual Summer Exhibition 2011

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LONDON.- The Royal Academy’s annual Summer Exhibition is the world’s largest open submission contemporary art show. Now in its 243rd year, this exhibition continues the tradition of showcasing work by both emerging and established artists in all media including painting, sculpture, photography, printmaking, architecture and film. This year’s co-ordinator is Royal Academician Christopher Le Brun. Playing a significant role is Michael Craig-Martin RA who is curating one of the largest galleries. The Architecture Room is curated by Piers Gough RA and Alan Stanton RA. The exhibition runs from Jun 07 2011 until Aug 15 2011. One of the founding principles of the Royal Academy of Arts was to ‘mount an annual exhibition open to all artists of distinguished merit’ to finance the training of young artists in the RA Schools. This has been held every year without interruption since 1769 and continues to play a signific