The Royal Academy of Arts is one of my favourite places to go in London. I was recently lucky enough to go along to a blogger event – a Latin Takeover of the gallery, celebrating the Radical Geometry exhibition in the Sackler Wing.
From the 5th of July til the end of September, the Sackler Wing of the Royal Academy is the home to twentieth century South American modern art.
The exhibit itself was fascinating: I can’t claim to know much about South American modern art, but I found it thought-provoking. I particularly enjoyed how each piece seemed to change depending on where the audience stood: the different angles, perspectives and textures really forced you to interact with the art from different points of view and felt dynamic. I unfortunately couldn’t take pictures within the exhibit itself, but I definitely recommend a visit before it’s gone! For several works it is the first time it has been shown in the UK, so this is an opportunity not to be missed.
My favourite part about going to the blogger events at the Royal Academy is that you always get to see a part of the gallery you might not have experienced before. This time, we got to lounge in the private members room, and enjoy a few mojitos before the talk began. It’s really a beautiful, light space and it makes me envious of those who get to come and go as they please!
The team at the RA really outdid themselves with the Latin Takeover. The courtyard was filled with incredible (grammy-award-winning!) music, food and dancing and the atmosphere was infectious.
Radical Geometry is on at the Royal Academy of Arts, Burlington House until the 28th of September.