Back To Earth 2022




A multi-site exhibition responding to the climate crisis featuring Dineo Seshee Bopape, Brian Eno, Cooking Sections, Alexandra Daisy Ginsberg and Formafantasma among many others.

Back to Earth is Serpentine’s long-term, interdisciplinary, artistic programme responding to the urgent climate crisis. The programme will feature an exhibition staged at Serpentine North from 22 June to 18 September 2022, with further works situated in Serpentine’s restaurant The Magazine and further afield in Kensington Gardens. Back to Earth will also feature an extensive live programme with activations during the exhibition and for the next two years. Evoking responses to the climate emergency and spotlighting a multitude of durational perspectives from across the globe, Back to Earth will reflect how we can learn from diverse experiences to create change.

At Serpentine North, Brian Eno is creating a new sound and light installation emerging from his research into generative compositions. Artist Tabita Rezaire/Amakaba and architect Yussef Agbo-Ola/Olaniyi Studio will present an installation exploring our relationship to medicinal plants. They have designed a temple as a multisensory space for audiences to remind themselves of the healing powers of plants. The temple is constructed using materials recycled from Serpentine’s previous exhibitions and adorned with specially woven panels that will be reassembled into a building in Amakaba, Rezaire’s centre for agroecology in French Guiana. This installation is presented in collaboration with Palais de Tokyo, Paris. Further highlights will include a series of earth and clay forms by Dineo Seshee Bopape. The artist’s movements and breath are translated into sound pieces by animist and shaman Catitu Tayassu in a collaboration that explores methods of reengaging with our bodies, lands and ancestors.

Lead image: Seba Calfuqueo, Tray Tray Ko, video, 6’13, 2022, film still, photo by: Sebastian Melo.

Duration 22 June 2022 - 18 September 2022
Times Tuesday - Sunday (Open Bank Holiday Mondays) 10am - 6pm
Cost free
Venue Serpentine North Gallery
Address West Carriage Drive, Kensington Gardens, London, W2 2AAR
Contact / information@serpentinegallery.org / www.serpentinegallery.org

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