Royal Academy Contemporary Patrons Group: 2005

Overview

In 2005 we were invited to curate the launch of the Royal Academy's exclusive Contemporary Patrons Group with an ambitious opening event that would promote the RA's position as both a contemporary and historical institution and encourage patrons' active involvement in contemporary art. We curated a on-night extravaganza of films and installations by established and emerging artists, arranging special loans for the evening from top museums and galleries worldwide. The evening was held in the spectacular setting of the Royal Academy's Burlington Gardens location, the former Museum of Mankind, and included works from leading international artists such as Tony Oursler, Anri Sala, Fischli & Weiss, Christian Marclay, Piplotti Rist and William Wegman, among many others.