21 June 2018

Christo’s Grave Monument In The Serpentine – Edward Lucie-Smith

What is a mastaba? Some dictionaries will tell you that the word means a bench, but more usually it’s a term used to describe an early Ancient Egyptian form of grave monument. A type that was in use even before they began to build the pyramids.

1 February 2018

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Serpentine Launches Inaugural Beijing Pavilion Collaboration With JIAKUN Architects

The Serpentine Galleries (London) and WF CENTRAL (Beijing) have announced a major international collaboration: a new architecture Pavilion, designed by JIAKUN Architects

25 January 2018

Christo Given Go-ahead To Create Mastaba Sculpture In Serpentine

The conceptual artist Christo has been given the go-ahead to create a massive ‘Mastaba’ sculpture situated in Hyde Park.

23 August 2016

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Zaha Hadid Solo Exhibition To Be Mounted At Serpentine In December

A solo exhibition of paintings, drawings and digital works by the late British/Iraqi Architect Zaha Hadid is to be mounted at London’s Serpentine Sackler Gallery in December (8 December-12 February 2017). Hadid presented the first annual summer pavilion in 2000 and designed the extension for the Serpentine Sackler Gallery in 2013. Paintings and drawings linked to […]

10 June 2016

Alex Katz Drive-by Art: An Exploitation of Flatness By Edward Lucie-Smith

Alex Katz (b. 1927) is a senior figure, in all senses of that term, in the American art world, but perhaps not quite such a big deal here in London as some of this compatriots and contemporaries. If you are Jasper Johns (b. 1930) you get the Courtauld Gallery, side by side with major Impressionists and Old Masters. If you are Chuck […]

6 June 2016

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Lynette Yiadom-Boakye Wins Southbank Award For Serpentine Exhibition

The South Bank Sky Arts Awards which focus on the arts in their entirety honouring the very best of British culture and achievement has announced the results of the 2016 competition. Simultaneously celebrating the 20th Anniversary of the awards, which took place yesterday, June 5th 2016. The Street Artist Banksy missed out on the visual art award for […]

25 February 2016

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Serpentine Unveils Designs For Expanded 2016 Architecture Programme

The Serpentine has unveiled the designs for its expanded Architecture Programme for 2016: the 16th annual Pavilion designed by Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG) (Copenhagen/New York) and four newly commissioned Summer Houses by Kunlé Adeyemi – NLÉ (Amsterdam/Lagos), Barkow Leibinger (Berlin/New York), Yona Friedman (Paris) and Asif Khan (London). The Summer Houses are inspired by Queen Caroline’s Temple, a classical style summer house built in 1734 and a stone’s […]

28 December 2015

Five Of The Best British Exhibitions 2015 Chosen By George Micallef Eynaud

A truly immersive exhibition featuring a selection of 45 artists brought together by the highly influential American artist Glenn Ligon, Encounters & Collisions is a journey through the shifting attitudes represented through Postwar American Art. The ‘artist as curator’ has already become something of a trope, yet Ligon’s eclectic cast of artists is impressively comprehensive and, more importantly, sensitively considered. It includes […]

2 June 2015

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Duane Hanson’s exhibition in the Serpentine Sackler Gallery

Yesterday evening opened an exhibition of Duane Hanson in the Serpentine Sackler Gallery. The exhibition shows a collection of the artist’s sculptures produced between the mid-1970s and the mid-1990s. The subject of each sculpture of the avarage person, could be anyone from the society of workers. According to the press release, ‘Hanson sought to produce […]

28 August 2013

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Serpentine Announces Inaugural Exhibition At Zaha Hadid Designed Sackler Gallery

The inaugural exhibition at the newly opened Serpentine Sackler Gallery, designed by Zaha Hadid Architects, presents a site-specific installation by Adrián Villar Rojas. One of the most exciting artists to have emerged in recent years, the Argentinian-born artist has become renowned for his large-scale sculptural works, predominantly made in clay and brick. This exhibition is […]

21 June 2012

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V&A Serpentine And Dulwich Share £56 Million Culture Fund

Eighteen museums and art heritage sites have been awarded Catalyst: Endowments funding to court money from private philanthropic sources. Thirty-four organisations around the country  have been awarded Endowment  grants of between £500,000 and £5 million in the joint initiative between the Department for Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS), Arts Council England (ACE) and the Heritage […]

7 December 2011

Lygia Pape Gets Due Recognition At Serpentine Retrospective

First major UK retrospective of late artist Lygia Pape opens at the Serpentine -Magnetized Space – firming up her reputation as the Mother of Brazilian Contemporary Art Magnetized Space is the first major exhibition of Lygia Pape’s work to be presented in the UK. As the central founder of Neo Concretism – the movement considered by […]