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

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Serpentine Pavilion Beijing 2018

30 May 2018 to 31 Dec 2018

The Serpentine Galleries and WF CENTRAL (Beijing) have launched their major international collaboration: a new temporary architecture Pavilion, designed by JIAKUN Architects, at the WF CENTRAL development in Beijing.

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Park Nights

Serpentine Pavilion

Park Nights 2018

13 Jul 2018 - 8:00 PM to 21 Sep 2018 - 10:00 PM

Park Nights, the Serpentine's annual series of experimental and interdisciplinary encounters, returned in 2018 to present eight international artists each responding to the 2018 Serpentine Pavilion designed by the award-winning architect Frida Escobedo.​

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Saturday Talks: Joseph Constable on Serpentine Pavilion 2018

1 Sep 2018 - 3:00 PM

Assistant Curator, Joseph Constable, leads a tour of the Serpentine Pavilion 2018 designed by Frida Escobedo. BSL interpretation is available on request for all our Saturday Talks. Visit our BSL page for more information. 

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Serpentine Architecture: Frida Escobedo in conversation

12 Jun 2018 - 3:00 PM

Architect Frida Escobedo, celebrated for dynamic projects that reactivate urban space, was in conversation with architect and educator Mohsen Mostafavi, architect and researcher Marina Otero Verzier and Hans Ulrich Obrist, Artistic Director, Serpentine Galleries, discussing the material and historical inspirations behind this year's Serpentine Pavilion and the expression of time in architecture.

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Saturday Talks: Rebecca Lewin on Serpentine Pavilion 2018

23 Jun 2018 - 3:00 PM

Curator, Rebecca Lewin, leads a tour of the Serpentine Pavilion 2018 designed by Frida Escobedo. BSL interpretation is available on request for all our Saturday Talks. Visit our BSL page for more information.

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Serpentine Pavilion 2018 designed by Frida Escobedo

15 Jun 2018 to 7 Oct 2018

Architect Frida Escobedo, celebrated for dynamic projects that reactivate urban space, was commissioned to design the Serpentine Pavilion 2018. Harnessing a subtle interplay of light, water and geometry, her atmospheric courtyard-based design drew on both the domestic architecture of Mexico and British materials and history, specifically the Prime Meridian line at London’s Royal Observatory in Greenwich.

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Family Weekend: Public Playground

Repeats every day until Sun Aug 20 2017.
19 Aug 2017 - 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM20 Aug 2017 - 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM

What are the spaces for play in your neighbourhood? Artist Albert Potrony, children and families to came together to consider the importance of play in public space.

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Park Nights

Serpentine Pavilion

Park Nights 2017: Joseph Grigely, Blueberry Surprise

22 Sep 2017 - 8:00 PM

Joseph Grigely presented a play for three voices. Grigely, who is deaf, communicates with people who do not know sign language by asking them to write things down. These inscribed notes, collected over a period of ten years and edited into a new narrative, form the basis of Blueberry Surprise.

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Serpentine Pavilion

Park Nights 2017: Eleanor Antin; Me, Myself and I

15 Sep 2017 - 8:00 PM

In Me, Myself and I, artist Eleanor Antin read from three autobiographies; Conversations with Stalin, An Artist’s Life: Eleanora Antinova and Being Antinova, each authored by a different one of her selves.

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Serpentine Pavilion

Park Nights 2017: Black Quantum Futurism

18 Aug 2017 - 8:00 PM

Black Quantum Futurism Collective (BQF) is an interdisciplinary collaboration exploring the intersections of futurism, creative media, DIY-aesthetics, and activism in marginalised communities. 

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