Monday, November 17, 2008

Royal Academy of Arts

Conceived to react to the rich winter season of cold, dark bleakness, the second part of the season consists of three major elements: Sudden White (After London), Dark Materials and Burroughs Live.Collision Course will reveal an apocalyptic vision, including a tribute to the artistic legacy of William Burroughs, new work from the Frank Cohen Collection and artists' film and video. A new film work from artist Malcolm McLaren, Shallow, will be shown alongside Burroughs Live. The 21 'film portraits' that make up the work were inspired by Burroughs' Cut Up technique. 

Also launching during the season is 
Event Horizon, a dynamic programme of new commissions by major London-based artists. Performances, live music, film and installations will be featured alongside fashion art events and long weekends. Highlights of this 12-week programme include Georgina Starr, Bob and Roberta Smith, David Medalla, Spartacus Chetwynd and Marc Camille Chaimowicz. Event Horizon explores a trend in British contemporary art in which 'sculpture becomes event'. In an installation by temporarycontemporary a late-night bar is open, serving drinks, cocktails and light snacks.

Throughout the entire run of the season, work by artists Antony Micallef, Rémy Markowitsch and Maya Roos will be installed in the grand entrance hall of 6 Burlington Gardens and the surrounding ground floor galleries.

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