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The Royal Academy of Arts – Entangled Pasts, 1768–now

J.M.W. Turner and Ellen Gallagher. Joshua Reynolds and Yinka Shonibare. John Singleton Copley and Hew Locke. Past and present collide in one powerful exhibition.

A powerful exhibition highlighting the works of Joshua Reynolds, J.M.W. Turner, Yinka Shonibare. John Singleton Copley and Hew Locke. It explores the relations of past ages in over 100 major contemporary and historic works at the Royal Academy of Arts.

Questioning power, representation and history, linking contemporary works to pieces from the past 250 years to present. This collects a mindset in which we can gather reflection.

This focal part is being exhibited in the main gallery and shall reflect the RA’s collection of artworks on the themes of the gallery’s colonial past.

The exhibition will be held from 3rd February to 28th April 2024 and there will be a talk on the mantra titled *How does art reframe history? On Thursday 22nd February at 6.30 pm in the Benjamin West Lecture Theatre at Burlington Gardens, or there will be a digital livestream.