Yinka Shonibare CBE RA in conversation with Afua Hirsch
Join this year’s Summer Exhibition Coordinator Yinka Shonibare CBE and writer and broadcaster Afua Hirsch in this online event. They discuss Shonibare's vision for the exhibition, the significance of reclaiming magic in art, and how an inclusive art world can engage with and value artists who have developed their practice in different ways.
The RA’s Summer Exhibition is the world’s largest open submission art show, bringing together art in all mediums by leading artists as well as new and emerging talent. This year, Yinka Shonibare CBE draws on the theme of ‘Reclaiming Magic’ to expand the conventional notion of art. Inviting self-taught artists, artists from non-Western contexts and artists with disabilities, he gives a platform to marginalised or overlooked practitioners who have historically been left out of a Western art narrative, bringing an exhibition that reflects the breadth and diversity of human expression.