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Art & Ideas

Explore the ideas behind our programme in depth and find out more from the artists we're working with.

a landscape viewed from above, full of trees, shrubby grasslands and green paths or streams. the greens glow almost blue and the image looks tangled, alive and abstract; perhaps the colours have been altered to give it an otherwordly feeling

As It Was in the Beginning, Is Now, and Ever Shall Be

Biologist Scott F. Gilbert tells the story of life on Earth from the perspective of bacteria.

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Never Again Grenfell

Never Again Grenfell

An essay by sociologist and author Paul Gilroy, written to accompany Steve McQueen’s Grenfell.

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A view of a river in an industrial zone. It looks like we're in southern England from the willow trees and shrubs and reed lining the riverbank. Further off, you can see industrial buildings and electricity pylons. The image is framed by two pillars and a railing.

And I have come to listen in

Writer Priya Jay responds to the sounds of Radio Ballads by weaving together a series of reflections that are, by turn, poetic, raw and resonant.

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Audio Guide

Discover more from the Serpentine with our free Bloomberg Connects audio guide. Hear from artists, curators and special guests talking in-depth about Serpentine exhibitions.