Archive

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

Landscape, Memory and Desire

Serpentine Gallery 8 December 1984 — 20 January 1985

This exhibition presented six painters of very diverse approaches but who shared a belief in the ability of painting to transform and transport.

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Recalling the Fifties: British painting and sculpture 1950–60

Serpentine Gallery 2 Feb — 3 Mar 1985

An overview of British painting and sculpture from the 1950s, from Auerbach and Bacon, to Frink and Hepworth, Paolozzi and Sutherland.

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Cross-currents in Swiss Art

Serpentine Gallery 9 Mar — 8 Apr 1985

While German, Italian, and French artists had been relatively well represented in London shows, little had been seen of their Swiss counterparts.

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Albert Louden: Streets and Rooms

Serpentine Gallery 13 Apr — 12 May 1985

It was Victor Musgrave who 'discovered' Louden as an outsider artist and originally suggested the Serpentine exhibit his work.

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Alison Wilding

Serpentine Gallery 13 Apr — 12 May 1985

The English sculptor Alison Wilding’s first one-person show in London since 1976.

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Alice Aycock: Drawings and Sculpture

Serpentine Gallery 18 May — 23 Jun 1985

American sculptor and installation artist Alice Aycock was represented in this solo exhibition of her work.

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Louise Bourgeois: Nature Study

Louise Bourgeois: Nature Study

Serpentine Gallery 18 May — 23 Jun 1985

This was the first solo exhibition by Louise Bourgeois in a public institution in Britain.

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Kenneth Martin: The Late Paintings

Serpentine Gallery 29 Jun — 4 Aug 1985

This exhibition was planned as an 80th birthday celebration for Kenneth Martin.

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The 85° show: A selection of work by London art college graduates

10–26 Aug 1985

For the first time, the Serpentine Gallery presented a show focused on students.

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