Serpentine Pavilion 2022
21st SERPENTINE PAVILION BLACK CHAPEL DESIGNED BY THEASTER GATES KICKSTARTS AN EXCITING SEASON OF LIVE EVENTS, FEATURING THE BLACK MONKS, CORINNE BAILEY RAE, MOSES BOYD, AND THE RETURN OF PARK NIGHTS
THEASTER GATES PRESENTS A NEW SERIES OF TAR PAINTINGS IN THE PAVILION
The 21st Serpentine Pavilion, Black Chapel, designed by Chicago-based artist Theaster Gates opens on 10 June 2022. Black Chapel is realised with the architectural support of Adjaye Associates with Goldman Sachs supporting the annual project for the eighth consecutive year. Conceived as a space for gathering, meditation and participation, with an emphasis on sacred music, Black Chapel becomes a platform for Serpentine’s live programme throughout the summer and beyond, offering reflection, connection and joy to the public.
Theaster Gates (b. 1973) creates works that engage with space theory, land development, sculpture and performance. Drawing on his interest and training in urban planning and preservation, the artist redeems spaces that have been left behind. His work contends with the notion of Black space as a formal exercise, one defined by collective desire, artistic agency and the tactics of a pragmatist.