The Serpentine's annual architecture commission – a global platform for experimental projects by some of the world's greatest architects

Park Nights

Serpentine Pavilion

COS x Serpentine Galleries Park Nights 2019: Cecilia Vicuña, Clit Nest

27 Sep 2019 - 8:00 PM

Pioneering artist Cecilia Vicuña presents Clit Nest, a participatory and poetic performance that reimagines the Serpentine Pavilion’s roof as a connector to the cosmos and its cave-like interior as a womb.

 

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Serpentine Pavilion

COS x Serpentine Galleries Park Nights 2019: 1010 Benja SL, KINDLIG

20 Sep 2019 - 8:00 PM

Artist and musician 1010 Benja SL performs KINDLIG, a project with a mysterious musical composition, presented in collaboration with Young Turks.

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Serpentine Pavilion

COS x Serpentine Galleries Park Nights 2019: Klein, Lifetime

6 Sep 2019 - 8:00 PM

Klein presents Lifetime,  a multisensory performance exploring the fragility of one's culture through memory and loss using this performance as tool of preservation. 

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Serpentine Pavilion

COS x Serpentine Park Nights 2019

5 Jul 2019 - 8:00 PM to 27 Sep 2019 - 8:00 PM

COS x Serpentine Park Nights 2019, the Serpentine Galleries’ annual series of experimental, interdisciplinary commissions in the Serpentine Pavilion, presents eight new works by international practitioners in the fields of art, music, poetry, theatre, augmented reality and fashion.

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Serpentine Pavilion

Junya Ishigami and Jakob Kudsk Steensen in conversation with Hans Ulrich Obrist

20 Jun 2019 - 1:30 PM

Architect Junya Ishigami and artist Jakob Kudsk Steensen discussed the Serpentine Pavilion 2019 and the Serpentine Augmented Architecture commission in a conversation with Hans Ulrich Obrist, Artistic Director, Serpentine Galleries.

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Serpentine Pavilion 2019 designed by Junya Ishigami

21 Jun 2019 to 6 Oct 2019

The Japanese architect Junya Ishigami, celebrated for his experimental structures that interpret traditional architectural conventions and reflect natural phenomena, has been selected to design the Serpentine Pavilion 2019.

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Serpentine Augmented Architecture

12 Jul 2019

The Deep Listener (2019) by Danish artist Jakob Kudsk Steensen (b.1987) is an audio-visual ecological expedition through Kensington Gardens and Hyde Park, a journey to both see and hear five of London’s species: London plane trees, bats, parakeets, azure blue damselflies and reedbeds.

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Serpentine Pavilion

Radical Kitchen 2018

28 Jun 2018 - 1:00 PM to 27 Sep 2018 - 2:00 PM

Building on the Radical Kitchen: Recipes for Building Community and Creating Change programme launched in 2017, the Serpentine presented a second season of its lunchtime gatherings in the Serpentine Pavilion 2018, designed by the award-winning architect Frida Escobedo.

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Serpentine Pavilion

Park Nights 2018: Pedro Reyes, Manufacturing Mischief

21 Sep 2018 - 8:00 PM

Pedro Reyes staged an ideological-science-fiction-comedy that addressed the risks of AI, automation and the post-truth infosphere. Manufacturing Mischief is a puppet-play by Pedro Reyes in which the protagonist, Noam Chomsky, finds an antagonist in the toxic individualism of Ayn Rand. Other characters include Elon Musk and Steve Jobs, who are blind to the human costs of their techno-utopias.

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Serpentine Pavilion

Park Nights 2018: Megan Rooney, SUN DOWN MOON UP

14 Sep 2018 - 8:00 PM

Megan Rooney used the Pavilion as a site for storytelling, filling it with movement, words and sound. SUN DOWN MOON UP, a performance about a group of female magpies that invade Mount Athos, explores metaphors of nature, the human subject and the boundaries of a forbidden space. In collaboration with Nefeli Skarmea, choreography, and Paolo Thorsen-Nagel, sound.

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