Serpentine Gallery

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Serpentine Pavilion 2021 review – a sophisticated chimera of light and depth
Kensington Gardens, London
The youngest architect ever to design the annual temporary structure has created an airy gathering place inspired by diasporic London spaces

Rowan Moore

13, Jun, 2021 @10:00 AM

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Barbers, books and boozers: how migrant hotspots inspired the Serpentine Pavilion
The bars, cafes, bookshops and even hair salons of London all fed into this year’s enormous pavilion. Sumayya Vally, the project’s youngest ever architect, explains all

Oliver Wainwright

08, Jun, 2021 @5:00 AM

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James Barnor: Accra/London: A Retrospective review – deft African innovator
Now in his 90s, Barnor is a master photographer, ranging from fashion to photojournalism, portraiture and images of the African diaspora

Sean O’Hagan

21, May, 2021 @6:00 AM

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From Ghana to London: James Barnor given major retrospective
Photographer who captured African diaspora will have work displayed in Piccadilly Circus as part of Serpentine show

Lanre Bakare

11, Mar, 2021 @7:00 AM

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Renaissance cartoons and Turner's watercolours online – the week in art
The Serpentine and WeTransfer go immersive with a new online series, the Scottish National Gallery takes Turner digital and Jo Spence’s powerful photographs are part of a streaming tour

Jonathan Jones

29, Jan, 2021 @2:30 PM

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Jennifer Packer review: a painter of abundant gifts
Watchful, vibrant and profound, the work of this American artist exudes empathy in her momentous first European show

Laura Cumming

03, Jan, 2021 @9:00 AM

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Jennifer Packer review – paintings that creep up on you
Serpentine Gallery, London
Friendship, loss and the everyday populate Packer’s canvases, but they are full of disquieting detail

Adrian Searle

08, Dec, 2020 @5:32 PM

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The occult's return to art: 'Before, you'd have been laughed out of the gallery'
Tantra, spirit mediums, Obeah – why have things become ‘a bit witchy’ in the art world of late? Our writer takes a trip into deep space to find out

Hettie Judah

04, Nov, 2020 @3:34 PM

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Rembrandt's rise, China's internet and a McQueen retrospective – the week in art
The Ashmolean explores the work of the miller’s son from Leiden while the National Gallery looks at a 17th-century Dutch master of secrecy and sin

Jonathan Jones

14, Aug, 2020 @12:30 PM

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This week's best culture, from the Streets to An American Pickle
The Observer’s critics recommend the best new arts in galleries, on air and online

02, Aug, 2020 @7:30 AM

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Cao Fei’s Asia One: human behaviour
The Chinese visual artist delivers a surreal sci-fi romcom that speaks to China’s past and the global future

Skye Sherwin

31, Jul, 2020 @9:00 AM

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From Rembrandt to Warhol: 30 exhibitions to catch as galleries reopen
With the art world tentatively returning from hibernation, here is a selection of great art to view safely across the UK

Jonathan Jones

18, Jul, 2020 @6:00 AM

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