Salon des Refusés

Over 1500 artists

Various media

30 July, 2022 - ongoing

More than a century ago, the original Salon des Refusés was created in protest against that epitome of status, the annual Paris Spring Salon of the French Academy, where prizes and fame were awarded.  Following that liberation from the French Academy, the Refusés became the new benchmark of status. Institutions around the world apply the same model of building and investing around status; individual artists and institutions use this as a measure of success. In contrast, and long overdue, RKG's Salon des Refusés says Enough - Status is overrated!