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In 2024, Serpentine presents major solo exhibitions by artists across generations who continue to set the political agenda and looks to the future with explorations of art and activism in the age of advanced technologies and environmental emergency. Highlights will include solo exhibitions from Barbara Kruger, Judy Chicago, Lauren Halsey and Yinka Shonibare CBE.

Coming in 2024

Barbara Kruger - Serpentine South (1 February - 17 March 2024)
Barbara Kruger; BARBARA KRUGER: THINKING OF YOU, I MEAN ME, I MEAN YOU Installation view, The Art Institute of Chicago – AIC, Chicago, September 19, 2021–January 24, 2022 Courtesy the artist and Sprüth Magers Photo: The Art Institute of Chicago

In February 2024, Serpentine will present a solo show of recent works by American artist Barbara Kruger (b. 1945, Newark, New Jersey, USA). The exhibition will feature a unique selection of site-specific installations covering the walls and floor of the gallery spaces, moving image works and multiple soundscapes. It will be the artist’s first institutional show in London in over 20 years, following the presentation at South London Gallery in 2001 and a return to Serpentine following her participation in the gallery’s 1994 group show Wall to Wall.

 

Refik Anadol - Serpentine North (16 February - 7 April 2024)
Machine Memoirs – Space, courtesy Refik Anadol

Opening in February 2024, Serpentine will present a solo exhibition by Refik Anadol, an internationally renowned artist, director and pioneer in the aesthetics of data and machine intelligence. Known for his ground-breaking media works and public installations, Anadol has created digital artworks that unfold in real time, continuously generating new and otherworldly forms that envelop viewers in a large-scale installation.

 

Yinka Shonibare CBE - Serpentine South (12 April - 1 September 2024)
Yinka Shonibare CBE RA, Decolonised Structures (Kitchener), 2022; Fibreglass sculpture, hand-painted with Dutch wax pattern and wooden plinth; 141 x 47 x 48.5 cm; Courtesy the artist and Stephen Friedman Gallery, London. Photographer: Stephen White & Co. ; Photo: © Yinka Shonibare CBE

From April 2024, Serpentine will present a solo exhibition of works by Yinka Shonibare CBE RA at Serpentine South. Shonibare’s interdisciplinary practice explores cultural identity and post-colonialism within the contemporary context of globalisation. Through his signature use of ‘African’ batik fabric, Shonibare comments on the tangled interrelationship between Africa and Europe. The exhibition will include installations of sculptures, pictorial quilts and woodcuts, presenting his explorations on the ongoing effects of boundaries ‘whether psychological, physical or geographical’. Shonibare’s most recent body of works explores sites of refuge, debates about statues and their place in our cities, and the European legacy of war and consequential attempts at peace.

 

 

Judy Chicago: Revelations - Serpentine North (22 May - 1 September 2024)
Judy Chicago, In the Beginning from Birth Project, 1982 (detail), Prismacolor on paper, 65 x 389 in. (165.1 x 988.06 cm), © Judy Chicago/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York; Photo © Donald Woodman/ARS, NY

In Summer 2024, Serpentine will present an exhibition of trailblazing artist, author, educator and feminist icon Judy Chicago (b. 1939, Chicago, USA; lives and works in New Mexico, USA). Revelations will be Chicago’s first solo presentation in a major London institution. One of the most provocative and influential artists working today, Chicago came to prominence in the late 1960s when she challenged the male-dominated landscape of the art world by making work that was boldly from a woman’s perspective.

 

Serpentine Pavilion 2024

Serpentine is delighted to announce that Seoul-based Korean architect Minsuk Cho and his firm Mass Studies have been selected to design the 23rd  Pavilion. Mass Studies’ Pavilion will be unveiled at Serpentine South on 5th June 2024 with Goldman Sachs supporting the annual project for the 10th consecutive year.

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Infinite Ecologies Serpentine Marathon - Serpentine North, The Magazine, Serpentine South (July 2024)
Adrián Villar Rojas, Mi familia muerta (My Dead Family), 2010, unfired local clay, cement, 3 x 27 x 4m Installation view in Sierra Chica de Zonda, San Juan, Argentina. Courtesy the artist. Photo credit: Alan Legal

In July 2024, the ten-year anniversary of the Extinction Marathon, the Infinite Ecologies Marathon will take place as a mid-summer festival across Serpentine sites, including The Magazine restaurant and the Serpentine Pavilion 2024.

This Marathon will convene participants across the arts, sciences, activism, and humanities. Concerned with the multiplicity and interdependencies of life-forms that constitute this Earth, the Infinite Ecologies Marathon proposes practical actions, stories, imaginaries, futures, and cosmologies rooted in the principles of environmental interconnection, attunement and responsibility. The Infinite Ecologies Marathon points to interconnected abundance and sensual complexity, while acknowledging the vastly different lived realities of climate breakdown. While unfathomably global, the experience of it is as varied as there are living beings on this planet.

Lauren Halsey - Serpentine South (4 October 2024 - 5 January 2025)
Lauren Halsey, land of the sunshine wherever we go II, 2021, white cement, wood, and mixed media, 82 1/2 x 79 x 77 inches, (209.6 x 200.7 x 195.6 cm), detail, courtesy Lauren Halsey.

In Autumn 2024, Serpentine South will present the first solo exhibition in the UK of new works by Los Angeles-based artist Lauren Halsey (b. 1987). Halsey’s wide-ranging practice is deeply rooted in the neighbourhood of South Central Los Angeles in which her family have lived for generations.

Making immersive installations and stand-alone objects, Halsey archives and remixes the changing signs and symbols populating her environment, offering a celebration of the community’s vitality and a creative form of resistance to its growing gentrification.

Serpentine Arts Technologies: Holly Herndon & Mat Dryhurst - Serpentine North (Autumn - Winter 2024)
(Spawn pictured on top of the piano) Left to right: Roman Ole, Evelyn Saylor, Jules LaPlace, Holly Herndon, Josa Peit, Mathew Dryhurst and Albertine Sarges. Photograph: Boris Camaca, 2019

Berlin-based artists and technologists Holly Herndon (USA – named by TIME magazine among the 100 most influential people in AI) and Mat Dryhurst (UK) will present an exhibition at Serpentine North as part of a year-long research project with the Arts Technologies team exploring the ‘dark corridors of what it means to be an artist in the AI age’ (Herndon & Dryhurst).

 

Art in the Park

Serpentine North Garden - Atta Kwami: Maria Lassnig Prize Mural (Until April 2024)
A mural in an outdoor space in front of a bed of plants. The painting is made up of colourful grids and lines.
Atta Kwami, Dzidzɔ kple amenuveve (Joy and Grace), 2021-22. Installation View: Maria Lassnig Prize Mural, Serpentine North Garden, 6 September 2022 – 3 September 2023. Courtesy of the Estate of Atta Kwami. Photo: Hugo Glendinning.

Open until 30 April 2024 and in partnership with the Maria Lassnig Foundation, Serpentine presents a public art mural by the late Ghanaian painter, printmaker, independent art historian, and curator Atta Kwami (1956 – 2021).

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The Royal Parks - Alexandra Daisy Ginsberg, Pollinator Pathmaker (Ongoing)
An close up view of a bed of lavendar flowers.
Alexandra Daisy Ginsberg, Pollinator Pathmaker, Serpentine Edition Garden, 2022.  © readsreads.info. Courtesy Serpentine.

Pollinator Pathmaker is an ongoing living sculpture made of plants. Unlike most gardens, this one is designed to prioritise the needs of endangered pollinating insects, rather than to please humans. For her contribution to Back to Earth in 2022, artist Dr Alexandra Daisy Ginsberg has created an edition of Pollinator Pathmaker which has been planted near Serpentine in Kensington Gardens. The work is laid out in eleven beds along the length of North Flower Walk, which is located next to Lancaster Gate. 

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