The Serpentine Gallery
is currently closed for refurbishment. It will re-open on 8 June with the Serpentine Gallery Pavilion 2013 designed by Sou Fujimoto
. Our outdoor commission, Rock on Top of Another Rock
by Fischli/Weiss, is free to visit until 6 March 2014. For more information, please visit our Fischli/Weiss exhibition page
. Koenig Books will re-open 13 May 2013.
The Serpentine Gallery, in collaboration with The Royal Parks and Modus Operandi, is proud to present Rock on Top of Another Rock
(2010/13) by Swiss artists Fischli/Weiss
. The first public sculpture by the artists to be commissioned in the UK, the work, situated near the entrance to the Serpentine Gallery, comprises two large granite boulders seemingly balanced one on top of the other more...
(b.1952, Germany) has long been admired for her highly independent and influential practice. In A Cosmos
she places her work in the company of others to explore varying disciplines. For over thirty years, Trockel has resisted any identifiable stylistic signature. Installations involving animals, wool paintings, films, videos, ceramics, drawings and collages, plus a panoply of sculptures in myriad materials, are among the extraordinarily varied forms that comprise her work. more...
The Serpentine Gallery Pavilion 2013 will be designed by multi awardwinning
Japanese architect Sou Fujimoto
. Occupying some 350 square-metres of lawn in front of the Serpentine Gallery, Sou Fujimoto's delicate, latticed structure of 20mm steel poles will have a lightweight and semi-transparent appearance that will allow it to blend, cloud-like, into the landscape and against the classical backdrop of the Gallery's colonnaded East wing. more...
In 2013, the Serpentine Gallery will open its new space, the Serpentine Sackler Gallery
. Commissioning new works, public engagement and cultural learning will be at the heart of its programmes, which will include an annual large-scale light installation inside the building and an outdoor Playscape for children and adults of all ages. Like the Serpentine Gallery, it will be free of charge and accessible to all. more...
Architect Sou Fujimoto
discusses his visionary design for the Serpentine Gallery Pavilion 2013, a delicate, cloud-like structure that experiments with immateriality and weightlessness. Widely acknowledged as one of the most important architects coming to prominence worldwide, Sou Fujimoto (born 1971) is the leading light of an exciting generation of artists who are re-inventing our relationship with the built environment more...
Last October, internationally renowned artists, writers, historians, musicians, film-makers, neuroscientists and a scent expert came together for the Serpentine Gallery Memory Marathon
, the seventh annual festival of ideas inspired by the annual Pavilion commission. On Saturday, eleven hours of performances, discussions and presentations were streamed live on The Space, and selected highlights are now available to watch on demand, including David Lynch, John Berger, Michael Stipe and Douglas Coupland. more...