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John Shand Kydd

Tim Marlow: "Honour and glory / sensation and scandal: a history of the Royal Academy of Arts"

23 June 19:30
Tretyakov Gallery, Lavrushinsky Lane, 12 (Сonference room)

Tim Marlow, Artistic Director at the Royal Academy of Arts, will talk about the turbulent history of the institution, which will celebrate its 250th anniversary in 2018, paying special attention to the members of the Academy, Joshua Reynolds and Thomas Gainsborough, whose portraits will be on display in the Tretyakov Gallery. Marlow will share his views on the development of fine arts in general and the Royal Academy of Arts in particular.

Tim Marlow joined the Royal Academy of Arts in 2014 as Artistic Director. His remit includes the RA’s exhibition programme and Collection, as well Learning, Architecture and Publishing. 

Prior to this Marlow was Director of Exhibitions at White Cube (2003-2014). Over the past decade he has played a major role in White Cube's evolution into one of the pre-eminent contemporary art galleries in the world, with new spaces in São Paulo, Hong Kong and London. He has also worked with many of the most important and influential artists of our time including Jake & Dinos Chapman, Chuck Close, Tracey Emin RA, Gilbert & George, Antony Gormley RA, Damien Hirst, Gary Hume RA, Anselm Kiefer Hon RA, Julie Mehretu and Doris Salcedo.

About lecturer

Marlow is an award-winning radio and television broadcaster who has presented over 100 documentaries on British television. He was the founder editor of Tate magazine and is the author of numerous books and catalogues. He has lectured, chaired and participated in panel discussions on art and culture in more than forty countries.
“Honour and glory; sensation and scandal”: a history of the Royal Academy.
A look at the founding and history of the Royal Academy and, as it approaches its 250th anniversary in 2018, what the future might hold.