Comedian Joe Lycett will present a special about the stories behind the Royal Academy Summer Show.
the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition is an annual art exhibition organized by the Royal Academy of Arts (RA) in London, where any artist can submit up to two works for consideration.
The show will air on BBC Two, titled Joe Lycett: Summer Exhibitionist and will see the 34-year-old bring the competition to viewers by exploring the stages of the judging process and by Dive into the artworks and stories of participants hoping to fulfill their dream of hitting the RA wall.
Although best known as a comedian, Lycett got his first experience with the Summer Show after he starred in a small sculpture in 2018.
The sculpture, named Chris, was made of clay and a tube of Pringles and was eventually selected for exhibition.
Lycett has continued to include her artwork in exhibitions, but every year since it has been rejected by the RA jury.
Throughout the show, Lycett will meet many hopeful figures from the Summer Exposition, including a self-taught photographer, a retired elementary school teacher, and a moonlit web designer.
Of the 15,000 works submitted to RA this year, only 900 made it to the final round of the world’s largest open art competition.
Speaking of the show, Lycett said: “This show is one of my favorite things I’ve done in a long time.
“It has been an honor to meet some of these extraordinary artists and see their brilliant, playful, thought-provoking and often humorous work.
“I’ve been inspired a lot and I hope the audience will be too.”
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Executive producer at BBC Studios Tom Currie added: “Joe Lycett: Summer Exhibitionist is highly entertaining, filled with warmth, fun and engaging characters.
“It showcases the immense creativity of the British public and celebrates the joy of making and art as a superpower.
“Joe himself is no stranger to the success of the Summer Show after his sculpture ‘Chris’ was exhibited in 2018 and delivers his signature wit, warmth and reverence. for the sacred halls of the Royal Academy.”
Joe Lycett: Summer Exhibitionist will air on BBC Two on 23 July at 8pm.
https://www.independent.ie/entertainment/joe-lycett-to-present-special-programme-about-royal-academys-summer-exhibition-41816316.html Joe Lycett Presents Royal Academy Summer Show Special