Art agenda: Royal Academy, Gilbert & George, Dark Mofo Fest

Installation view of the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition (Benedict Johnson)

Installation view of the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition (Benedict Johnson)


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Among upcoming art exhibitions and festivals, the Royal Academy's Summer Exhibition welcomes visitors to Burlington House, London, while Monaco's New National Museum hosts a Gilbert & George retrospective and Tasmania's Dark Mofo Festival celebrates the arts in winter.

The Royal Academy Summer Exhibition
June 9 - August 17
Burlington House, London, UK

The world's largest open entry competition, with over 1,000 works to explore and roots in the ouvres of Gainsborough, Turner and Constable. Daily performances of "Symphony of a Missing Room" by the Lundahl & Seitl dance company, and a tremendous display of contemporary art from emerging and established artists across a variety of disciplines.

Dark Mofo Festival

June 12-22
MoNA, Tasmania

The Museum of Old and New Art welcomes visitors for both free and ticketed events as part of its winter festival. Performances, installations and exhibition displays from a roster of musicians and artists including the likes of Sunn o))), Yo Gabba Gabba!, China's Yin Xiuzhen, David Lynch's muse Chrysta Bell, Nick Tsiavos and Michael Goldberg among others.

Gilbert & George

June 14 - November 2
New National Museum of Monaco

A retrospective on the work of Italian-British pairing (and Turner Prize winning) Gilbert & George, whose reputation for being Living Sculptures comes from 1970s performative artwork "The Singing Sculpture." The NMNM's exhibition contains 46 works collated from over 40 years of artistic output.

Art Basel

June 19-22
Basel, Switzerland

Over 300 galleries contribute to the world's best known annual art show, embracing multiple disciplines such as painted art, sculpture, installation works, photgraphy and film. Curated projects lie within the Feature sector, young artists compete for the Baloise Art Prize, Unlimited extols large-scale work,
and Parcours puts on a show of public art. 14 Rooms accomodates performance art and a schedule of talks and discussions provide extra commentary and insight.

El Greco and Modern Painting

June 24 - October 05
Museo del Prado, Madrid, Spain

Following an exhibit of El Greco's library that runs until June 29, and as part of a 400-year centenary celebration, 25 works from the Cretan master are supported by another 75 from modern contemporaries.

Jeff Koons: A Retrospective

June 27 - October 19
Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, USA

120 objects -- oils, installation pieces, and commercial work -- together act as a comprehensive survey of Koons's life work, filling the Marcel Breuer building and displayed in chronological order so as to allow an appreciation of the artist's development over the past 35 years of activity and output.

Rencontres d'Arles
July 7 - September 21
Arles, France

The south of France's reknowned photography festival returns for its 45th edition, with 50 exhibitions and shows put on over the three months of its lifespan. 2014 is to be François Hébel's last year as director, and consequently the fest has the air of a 'best of,' with displays from the likes of Christian Lacroix, Martin Parr, Joan Fontcuberta and more, as well as debuts from a new raft including David Bailey, Vik Muniz, and even film director Vincent Perez.