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

Park Nights

Serpentine Pavilion

Park Nights 2017: Shen Xin; half-sung, half-spoken

25 Aug 2017 - 8:00 PM

Artist Shen Xin unveiled a live interpretation of her films, exploring criticism as an embodied emotional state.

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Serpentine Pavilion

Park Nights 2017: Tamara Henderson, Seasons End: Out of Body

21 Jul 2017 - 8:00 PM

Tamara Henderson’s Seasons End: Out of Body was a choreography for film, twenty-four frames per second. Costumed nomadic species moved through character phases, embodying their pasts in the present, collectively pulsing a plot-twisting heartbeat. Costumes produced and designed with Aude Levere.

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Serpentine Pavilion

Park Nights 2017: Bouchra Ouizguen, Corbeaux

14 Jul 2017 - 8:00 PM

Corbeaux was performed by ten women from Morocco and ten from London, brought together in a series of workshops. Forming geometric alchemical arrangements, the performers made piercing sounds and extraordinary cries in a stirring display of movement and sound.

 

 

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Serpentine Pavilion

Park Nights 2017: Arthur Jafa

30 Jun 2017 - 8:00 PM

Cinematographer and artist Arthur Jafa hosted an evening in response to his summer exhibition at the Serpentine Sackler Gallery, A Series of Utterly Improbable, Yet Extraordinary Renditions.

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Serpentine Pavilion

Serpentine Architecture: Francis Kéré in Conversation

26 Jun 2017 - 7:00 PM

Berlin-based architect Francis Kéré was in conversation with Stefano Boeri (Stefano Boeri Architetti), Mohsen Mostafavi (Dean, Harvard Graduate School of Design), Hans Ulrich Obrist (Artistic Director, Serpentine Galleries), and Saskia Sassen (Professor, Columbia University).

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Serpentine Pavilion

Radical Kitchen 2017

5 Jul 2017 - 1:00 PM to 23 Aug 2017 - 2:00 PM

Inspired by Francis Kéré’s stories of gathering, debate and community around a tree in his village of Gando, Burkina Faso, the Serpentine Pavilion 2017 became host to a series of community picnic talks this summer, Radical Kitchen: Recipes for Building Community and Creating Change.

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Serpentine Pavilion 2017 designed by Francis Kéré

23 Jun 2017 to 19 Nov 2017

Diébédo Francis Kéré, the award-winning architect from Gando, Burkina Faso, designed the Serpentine Pavilion 2017, responding to the brief with a bold, innovative structure that brought his characteristic sense of light and life to the lawns of Kensington Gardens.

 

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Serpentine Pavilion and Summer Houses 2016

10 Jun 2016 to 9 Oct 2016

The Serpentine Architecture Programme expanded for 2016, with four Summer Houses joining the Serpentine Pavilion.

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Serpentine Summer Houses 2016: Asif Khan

10 Jun 2016 to 9 Oct 2016

Asif Khan’s design was inspired by the fact that Queen Caroline’s Temple was positioned in a way that it would allow it to catch the sunlight from The Serpentine lake.

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Serpentine Summer Houses 2016: Yona Friedman

10 Jun 2016 to 9 Oct 2016

Yona Friedman’s Summer House took the form of a modular structure that could be assembled and disassembled in different formations.

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