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

Photo-Realism: Paintings, sculpture and prints from the Ludwig collection and others

Serpentine South Gallery 4 Apr — 6 May 1973

For the first time in Britain, the Serpentine Gallery presented an exhibition representing the new realist trend in the United States.

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Denys Short

4 Apr — 6 May 1973

This exhibition of five sculptures by Denys Short was staged on the Serpentine Gallery's lawn.

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Welfare State

Serpentine South Gallery 19–28 May 1973

Welfare State had been due to perform Beauty and the Beast in 1973 but had to change their plans.

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Serpentine Sculpture 73

Serpentine South Gallery 2–24 Jun 1973

This exhibition was the first of the Serpentine's summer shows for 1973 and was devoted to sculpture.

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Serpentine Painting 73

Serpentine South Gallery 30 Jun — 22 Jul 1973

The second exhibition in the Serpentine Gallery summertime series for 1973 presented work by artists under 35 years of age.

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Serpentine Photography 73

Serpentine South Gallery 28 Jul — 19 Aug 1973

Photography was the focus for this, the third exhibition in the Serpentine's summertime series for 1973.

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Serpentine Graphics 73

Serpentine South Gallery 8–30 Sep 1973

The final exhibition in the summertime series of 1973 consisted of a selection of works by 26 young artists.

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William Tucker: Sculpture 1970-73

William Tucker: Sculpture 1970-73

Serpentine South Gallery 6–28 Oct 1973

This exhibition featured a collection of William Tucker’s sculptures from 1970 to the year of the exhibition, 1973.

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Landscape: Paintings by Norman Adams, Adrian Berg, John Hubbard and Edward Middleditch

Serpentine South Gallery 10 Nov — 9 Dec 1973

This exhibition brought together four artists who demonstrated a lasting attachment to landscape as a subject.

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