Royal Academy in talks with potential Moscow partner
The institution also wants to co-organise the arts programme of a planned centre in Hong Kong
By Javier Pes. From Art Basel daily edition
Published online: 14 June 2013
The Royal Academy of Arts in London is negotiating with a potential partner in Moscow, the artist-run institution’s chief executive, Charles Saumarez Smith, has confirmed. The Russian project—details of which are still to be announced—follows the news last month that the academy is bidding to co-organise, with a local partner, the arts programme of the Central Police Station in Hong Kong, a planned cultural centre that is being designed by the architects Herzog & de Meuron and is due to open in 2015. The academy has been increasingly active in the Gulf and Singapore. “The Gulf states and Asia are [interested] in [our] model of representing living artists,” Saumarez Smith says, noting that, unlike many museums, the academy is independent of the government.
Submit a comment
All comments are moderated. If you would like your comment to be approved, please use your real name, not a pseudonym. We ask for your email address in case we wish to contact you - it will not be
made public and we do not use it for any other purpose.
Want to write a longer comment to this article? Email firstname.lastname@example.org