The Manifesto Marathon came at a time when artists had begun to work less in formal groups and defined artistic movements. It showcased a new generation of artists alongside practitioners from the worlds of literature, design, science, philosophy, music and film who were returning to the historical notion of the manifesto. The Manifesto Marathon drew on the Serpentine Gallery’s close proximity to Speakers’ Corner in Hyde Park, which has been used as a platform by Karl Marx, Vladimir Lenin, George Orwell and William Morris, among many others.
Manifesto Marathon, the third in the Serpentine Gallery’s acclaimed series of Marathon events, took place in the closing weekend of the Serpentine Gallery Pavilion 2008, designed by Frank Gehry.
The 89plus Marathon brought emerging practitioners, born in or after 1989, together with influential thinkers of all generations.
A two-day event inspired by the Serpentine Gallery Pavilion 2012 designed by Herzog & de Meuron and Ai Weiwei, the Memory Marathon explored memory, archaeological excavation and historical recordings through overlaps and interactions between artistic practice and scientific enquiry.
The Serpentine Gallery Garden Marathon is the sixth in the Gallery's acclaimed Marathon series. This two-day event is an exploration of the concept of the garden.
The Serpentine Gallery Map Marathon, the fifth in the Serpentine Gallery's series of Marathons, celebrated a number of key anniversaries: the 40th anniversary of the Serpentine Gallery, the 10th anniversary of the annual architecture commission, the Serpentine Gallery Pavilion, and the 2500th anniversary of the first, original Marathon, in 490 B.C.
The Serpentine Gallery Poetry Marathon was an ambitious two-day poetry event taking place in London during Frieze Art Fair week and featuring unique performances from leading poets, writers, artists, philosophers, scholars and musicians.
Last year’s legendary, 24-hour Interview Marathon was expanded in scope.
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Manifesto Marathon 2008
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An Artist’s Life
Saturday 18 and Sunday 19 October 2008, Performance view, Serpentine Gallery Pavilion 2008 designed by Frank Gehry
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Photograph © 2008 Mark Blower