Poetics of Anxiety and Security: the Problem of Speech and Action in Our Time, Conference
27 Apr 2012 - 10:00 AM to 28 Apr 2012 - 9:30 PM
The Serpentine Gallery hosted a two-day conference exploring key works by poet W.H. Auden and political theorist Hannah Arendt. Led by internationally-renowned Harvard academic Homi Bhabha, participants investigated Auden's The Age of Anxiety and Arendt's prolific oeuvre, in particular the links between the authors, the relevance of poetry and the wider issue of security.
Tarek Atoui's La Suite opening the Memory Marathon
12 Oct 2012 - 6:00 PM to 11:00 PM
Acclaimed Lebanese sound artist Tarek Atoui transported audiences through a lost world of Arabic culture with a five-hour performance to launch the Serpentine Gallery's Memory Marathon.
Park Nights: Cory Doctorow
29 Jun 2012 - 8:00 PM to 10:00 PM
Canadian writer, journalist and blogger Cory Doctorow convened an evening of performances and readings on the subject of digital memory.
Park Nights: Ed Fornieles
7 Sep 2012 - 8:00 PM to 11:00 PM
For his Park Night, artist Ed Fornieles (b.1983, UK) hosted The Dreamy Awards, an award ceremony initiated to recognise the individuals and institutions that are helping shape our current cultural and technological landscape.
Park Nights: Oscar Murillo's The Cleaners' Late Summer Party with COMME des GARÇONS
14 Sep 2012 - 8:00 PM to 10:00 PM
Artist Oscar Murillo presented a new performance specially commissioned for the Serpentine Gallery's acclaimed Park Nights series.
Park Nights: Robert Ashley's Vidas Perfectas, produced, scored and directed by Alex Waterman
28 Sep 2012 - 6:00 PM to 30 Sep 2012 - 10:00 PM
This three-day event with pioneering American contemporary composer Robert Ashley centred on Vidas Perfectas, an ambitious new Spanish-language opera based on Ashley's Perfect Lives.
Sackler Centre for Education
Park Nights: Beatrice Gibson's The Future’s Getting Old Like The Rest Of Us
23 Jul 2010 - 8:30 PM to 10:00 PM
The Future’s Getting Old Like The Rest Of Us is a 16mm film conceived in the format of a TV play and set in an older people’s care home.
Park Nights 2013: Leslie Thornton and James Richards
27 Sep 2013 - 8:00 PM to 10:30 PM
For this Park Night, the Serpentine invited artist Leslie Thornton to screen several of her acclaimed film works, in a programme specifically created for the Serpentine Gallery Pavilion 2013 designed by Sou Fujimoto.