With not a year missed since 1769, the annual Summer Exhibition hangs a selection of the world’s most established and least established artists side by side in a colourful display. Whether you’re in the market to buy or just fancy moseying among the splendour, no exhibition gives us a more coherent overview of what is happening in art right now. 13 June-20 August 2017, royalacademy.org.uk
Words by Lucy Chiswell. The Iris Letter June 2017.