Salon des Refusés is an Annual Exhibition of Artworks Refused by the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition in London.
Coordinated by Happenstance Art & Framing Gallery
The 2020 edition of Salon des Refusés will take place in London in June 2020. Dates and venue TBA.
In previous years Salon des Refusés exhibition happened in East London (Shoreditch, Hoxton, London Fields) and North London (King’s Cross and Camden). 2019 saw a special edition of Salon des Refusés in Margate, UK.
Salon des Refusés Exhibition follows the tradition of the 19th century Parisian Salon des Refusés (more on Wikipedia), when Napoleon let rejected works be exhibited alongside those accepted ones after artists protested the Salon jury’s rejection of 3000 works.
It’s hard to believe, but Édouard Manet, Whistler and other artists whose works are worth millions now, were actually rejected from the great Salon exhibition in their times in Paris. This is why we think it’s very important that we exhibit the artworks which were not accepted by the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition in London.
Do you recognize these artworks? They were exhibited at Salon des Refusés in 1863.