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.

Lives: An exhibition of artists whose work is based on other people’s lives

Serpentine South Gallery 29 December 1979 — 1 February 1980

An exhibition of a wide range of work by artists whose subject matter explored the lives of other people, selected by Derek Boshier.

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André Kertész

Serpentine South Gallery 29 December 1979 — 10 February 1980

This exhibition consisted of a collection of 200 of André Kertész’s photographic prints donated to the Musée National d’Art Moderne.

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Art Into Landscape III

Serpentine South Gallery 29 Mar — 27 Apr 1980

This was an exhibition of prize-winning and selected proposals to improve under-used public spaces in England, Scotland, and Wales.

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David Smith: The Drawings

Serpentine South Gallery 3 May — 8 Jun 1980

Organised by the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, this was the first major retrospective of David Smith’s drawings.

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Patrick George: Paintings and Drawings 1937–80

Serpentine South Gallery 14 Jun — 14 Jul 1980

The Serpentine Gallery presented Patrick George's second substantial exhibition devoted to his paintings and drawings.

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Summer Show 1 [1980]

Summer Show 1 [1980]

Serpentine South Gallery 19 Jul — 10 Aug 1980

Kick-starting the Serpentine's open-submission summer shows, Alan Miller was invited to select the first of this year's three editions.

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Summer Show 2 [1980]

Serpentine South Gallery 16 Aug — 7 Sep 1980

Tony Carter was invited to select the works for this exhibition from an open submission.

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Summer Show 3 [1980]

Serpentine South Gallery 13 Sep — 5 Oct 1980

The works in this summer show were selected by Stephen Cox from an open submission.

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Jack Bush: Paintings and Drawings 1955–76

Serpentine South Gallery 11 Oct — 16 Nov 1980

The first major exhibition of Canadian abstract artist Jack Bush’s work since his death in 1977.

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