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Date: 1979 Caption: Sister holding Brother, Accra Courtesy of Galerie Clémentine de la Féronnière

James Barnor: Accra/London – A Retrospective opens 19 May

14 May 2021

Largest survey to date for pioneering Ghanaian-British photographer whose career spans six decades and two continents. Serpentine North Gallery 19 May - 2...

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Pavilion 2021: Counterspace

Serpentine Pavilion 2021 opens 11 June

12 May 2021

The 20th Serpentine Pavilion, designed by Johannesburg-based practice Counterspace, directed by Sumayya Vally, will open on 11 June 2021.

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Serpentine reopens 19 May

Serpentine reopens 19 May

1 April 2021

Serpentine reopens 19 May with a major new retrospective for photographer James Barnor, and the extension of the 5* show from New-York based painter Jennifer Pa...

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Portraits for the Future: A Celebration of James Barnor

Portraits for the Future: A Celebration of James Barnor

11 March 2021

Leading cultural figures come together for one night to celebrate the work and influence of British Ghanaian photographer James Barnor

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Serpentine Podcast Season 4: On Practice

Serpentine Podcast Season 4: On Practice

5 March 2021

A three-part series exploring why and how artists use practices such as cooking, listening and walking to bring people together to work towards change.

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tarax’sup?

21 December 2020

Sophia Al-Maria, Tosh Basco (boychild) and Kelsey Lu release a new sound work to mark winter equinox 2020  

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Jennifer Packer: The Eye Is Not Satisfied With Seeing reopens 19 May

2 December 2020

This exhibition draws out timely and necessary discussions on care, racial politics, representation, and art history, revealing Packer as one of the most signif...

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Yesomi Umolu appointed Director of Curatorial Affairs and Public Practice at Serpentine

Yesomi Umolu appointed Director of Curatorial Affairs and Public Practice at Serpentine

18 November 2020

The Serpentine is delighted to announced the appointment of Yesomi Umolu as Director of Curatorial Affairs and Public Practice. Umolu will oversee the Serpentin...

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The Shape of a Circle in the Mind of a Fish #4: The Understory of the Understory

The Shape of a Circle in the Mind of a Fish #4: The Understory of the Understory

13 November 2020

Free online Art & Ecology festival dives down to explore the teeming, entangled life of ground, land, soil and Earth.

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Archive

Discover 50 years of the Serpentine

From the architecture pavilion and digital commissions to the ideas marathon and the General Ecology programme, explore 50 years of artists, projects and exhibitions.

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