From the architecture pavilion and digital commissions to the ideas marathon and the general ecology programme, explore 50 years of artists, projects and exhibitions.

Summer Show 2 [1971]: The History of Art: 5 More Chapters

8–31 May 1971

The second show during the summer of 1971 showcased young contemporary artists and lighthearted titles.

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Summer Show 1 [1971]: Leonardo da Vinci (1452–1519)

8 Apr — 2 May 1971

The programme featured artists Fred Brookes, David Hepher, David Hurn, Stuart Mealing and Nick Wyndham.

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Blow Up 71

10–18 Apr 1971

The first summer show of 1971 featured a week-long outdoor exhibition of inflatables, flying sculpture, and 'art sports'.

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David King, Justin Knowles, Lynne Moore, Peter Waldron, Ron Wilman

Serpentine Gallery 22 Aug — 13 Sep 1970

The fifth exhibition at the Serpentine Gallery presented the work of five young British artists.

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Rodney Gathercole, Nigel Hall, Ken Lee, David Prentice

27 Jun — 19 Jul 1970

The Serpentine Gallery's third exhibition brought together four young British artists.

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Summer Show 3 [1971]: Impressionism, Cubism, Expressionism, Constructivism: Optimism

5–26 Jun 1970

This was the third exhibition in the Serpentine Gallery's summer programme for 1971.

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John Dee, John Howlin, David Inshaw, Barry Martin

Serpentine Gallery 30 May — 21 Jun 1970

The second exhibition at the Serpentine Gallery presented the work of four young British artists.

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Post-diploma work from Chelsea, Manchester & Birmingham Schools of Art

5–19 Feb 1970

The Serpentine Gallery's first exhibition in 1970 showed sculpture and paintings.

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Ideas Through Art: Assemblage

Ideas Through Art: Assemblage

Serpentine Gallery 2 Nov 2015

Artist Anna Lucas led a workshop using the sculptural and cinematic assemblages found in the Serpentine’s Autumn Exhibitions.

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