Serpentine Gallery

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Serpentine Pavilion 2023 review – Lina Ghotmeh’s convivial canopy
The celebrated Beirut-born architect Lina Ghotmeh designed her pleated timber pavilion to bring people together in nature. It’s a nice idea, though the details let it down – and the Serpentine’s formula needs a rethink

Rowan Moore

11, Jun, 2023 @10:00 AM

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Serpentine Pavilion 2023 review – giant cocktail umbrella gives the park a party vibe
French-Lebanese architect Lina Ghotmeh has unveiled her festive big top. And this symphony of timber is a lovely place to eat and think about food – if you can overlook the clumsy flat-pack feel

Oliver Wainwright

05, Jun, 2023 @3:31 PM

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‘People will be disturbed’: Steve McQueen on airing his Grenfell film
Exclusive: Director says it is finally time to screen haunting footage as community awaits inquiry findings

Robert Booth Social affairs correspondent

27, Mar, 2023 @5:00 AM

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Hilma af Klint: Swedish mystic hailed as the true pioneer of abstract art
Almost 80 years after her death, a biography will be published this month, Tate Modern plans a 2023 exhibition, and she is the subject of a film, as she is finally recognised as a visionary artist

Dalya Alberge

16, Oct, 2022 @10:00 AM

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‘Terribly courageous’ – Atta Kwami’s glorious posthumous mural unveiled at the Serpentine
The Ghanaian artist was just starting to receive the acclaim he deserved, winning last year’s Maria Lassnig prize. His widow talks about the daunting task of completing his joyous final work

Jonathan Jones

05, Sep, 2022 @12:02 PM

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Theaster Gates’s Black Chapel Serpentine pavilion review – a welcoming labour of love
Gates uses an artist’s touch to create a dignified, Staffordshire kiln-inspired structure that celebrates community and work – and honours his late father

Rowan Moore

12, Jun, 2022 @10:00 AM

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Immersive exhibitions: the future of art or overpriced theme parks?
You can see Van Gogh’s brush strokes being applied or watch aliens dancing. But true immersion should mean more than just access to the latest tech

Hettie O'Brien

20, Apr, 2022 @7:00 AM

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Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster: Alienarium 5 review – an all-together-now of beautiful minds
Fellow aliens Alan Turing, Georgia O’Keeffe, David Bowie et al convene in outer space in the French artist’s beguiling tribute to earthly genius

Laura Cumming

17, Apr, 2022 @12:00 PM

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Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster: Alienarium 5 review – close encounters of the slightly hokey kind
This sprawling galactic installation is a mash-up of political, literary and pop culture sci-fi references with a diorama including everyone from Yayoi Kusama to Diana, Princess of Wales

Adrian Searle

13, Apr, 2022 @4:18 PM

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Kaws: New Fiction review – an art show where you brush shoulders with virtual visitors
This hybrid show of physical and digital works by US artist Brian Donnelly – also viewable in the video game Fortnite – could not be more of the moment

Simon Parkin

05, Feb, 2022 @1:00 PM

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‘It’s got great drainage!’ – Theaster Gates on his open-to-the-elements Serpentine pavilion
Inspired by the kilns of Stoke-on-Trent, the Chicago artist’s Black Chapel will host bands, including his own, and also provide ‘a place of quietude’ where even the British weather is welcome

Oliver Wainwright

03, Feb, 2022 @11:45 AM

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‘Who’s to say it’s not real?’ Street artist Kaws on creating Fortnite’s first exhibition
The New Yorker has made a virtual art show to take place within the smash-hit game – and a real-life one at London’s Serpentine with a touch of augmented reality. Can it get young gamers into galleries?

Amy Fleming

18, Jan, 2022 @11:50 AM

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