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Climate Change

Inverleith House reinvents as climate crisis venue in partnership with Serpentine Galleries

Historic Edinburgh gallery will become ‘Climate House’ following £150,000 lifeline funding award from Outset

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Digital art

'Born digital': the stalwart institutions that have been producing online art since long before Covid-19

As museums rush to upload online content during lockdown, we speak to some of the people who have been championing innovative digital work for years

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Book Club

What is the curator Hans-Ulrich Obrist reading during lockdown?

The artistic director of the Serpentine Galleries has been inspired by his daily walks and ‘animal interviews’ to revisit one of his favourite books about trees

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Earth Day

Olafur Eliasson wants us to see the world differently through his new Instagram animations

The Danish-Icelandic artist is releasing the participatory social media project in celebration of Earth Day

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Earth Day

Art meets (indoor) activism to mark the 50th anniversary of Earth Day

Judy Chicago launches Create Art for Earth with the Serpentine Galleries while a new documentary foregrounds how Indigenous peoples are fighting climate change

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Frieze Los Angeles 2020

Frieze Los Angeles diary: glass orbs of LA smog and a Baldessari biscuit

Plus, Eric Doeringer pranks the Broads and Serpentine Galleries embraces the golf cart

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Serpentine Galleries

South African architectural practice Counterspace to design 20th Serpentine summer pavilion

Structure is inspired by places where people gather across London including migrant community hubs

Exhibitions

Three exhibitions to see in London this weekend

From today's finest figurative painters to British Baroque in the post-Brexit age

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Serpentine Galleries

How London's Serpentine Galleries is going green for its 50th birthday

Exhibitions in 2020 include Ghanaian photographer James Barnor, US painter Jennifer Packer, Chinese artist Cao Fei and Strasbourg-born Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster

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Leaders

Hans Ulrich Obrist: 'Ecology will be at the heart of everything we do'

The Serpentine Galleries' artistic director will reduce his flying 'very significantly' as the London institution goes green to mark its 50th anniversary

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Art market

How serious are the dangers of market sponsorship of museum exhibitions?

Involvement from galleries and auction houses is on the rise as public institutions face dwindling government funds and increased scrutiny over toxic philanthropy

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Commissions

Korean wave hits the art world: K-pop stars collaborate on major artist projects

Connect BTS will take place across five cities and involve commissions by artists such as Antony Gormley and Tomás Saraceno

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Exhibitions

Three exhibitions to see in London this weekend

From Elizabeth Peyton's historically contextualised portraits to a jarring installation on queer existence

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Video, film & new media

Reality check: is VR set to revolutionise museums?

With the Louvre revealing its virtual reality Mona Lisa, museums ponder the power of tech experiences

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Appointments & departures

Frieze LA director Bettina Korek appointed chief executive of Serpentine Galleries

Los Angeles art veteran takes the reins at the London institution in its 50th anniversary year

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In the frame

Queen bees from Cornwall give Pierre Huyghe’s Malta sculpture a buzz

Analysis
Albert Oehlen

How to buy an...Albert Oehlen

With three separate shows of his work taking place in London during Frieze Week, the German artist's market is heating up

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Art & Design 2019

Form and (dys)function: new objects question the role of 'usability' in design

Artists at London Design Festival are taking a swipe at the foundations of Modern design

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Art & Technology

The natural world meets the virtual in Jakob Kudsk Steensen's augmented reality experience at Serpentine Galleries

Marking the galleries' first Augmented Architecture commission, explores the sights and sounds of the flora and fauna in London’s Hyde Park

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Appointments & departures

Serpentine Galleries chief Yana Peel resigns

She was in the post for three years

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Three to see

Three exhibitions to see in London this weekend

From Michael Rakowitz’s recreations of bombed artefacts at the Whitechapel Gallery, to Faith Ringgold’s story quilts at the Serpentine Gallery

Interview
Faith Ringgold

Faith Ringgold discusses civil rights and children's books in solo London show

Acclaimed for her paintings and quilts, which weave in stories of the Civil Rights movement from a black female perspective, Faith Ringgold is about to open a solo show at the Serpentine Gallery, London—her first in a European institution.

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Exhibitions

Serpentine opens first institutional survey of Luchita Hurtado, while Tate St Ives welcomes Huguette Caland

Santa Monica-based artist, "discovered" at 94, has a retrospective in London and the 88-year-old Lebanese artist makes her UK debut in Cornwall

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Three to see

Three exhibitions to see in London this weekend

From the largest Leonardo da Vinci show in half a century, at the Queen's Gallery, to the first retrospective of Luchita Hurtado at the Serpentine Sackler Gallery

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Luchita Hurtado

'Marcel Duchamp massaged my feet': Luchita Hurtado looks back on her surreal life at solo Serpentine show

The exhibition will be the 98-year-old artist's first institutional show

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Sackler Trust

‘Like being married to a serial killer’: Hito Steyerl denounces Sackler sponsorship of museums

German artist urges art world to rally against cultural funding from embattled family at opening of her show at Serpentine Sackler Gallery

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Three to see

Three exhibitions to see in London this weekend

From Emma Kunz's powerful abstract drawings at the Serpentine Gallery to Mike Nelson's industrial sculptures at Tate Britain

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Exhibitions

Emma Kunz and the art of healing: drawings used in rituals come to London

Serpentine Gallery presents the first major UK exhibition of the mystical Swiss artist’s work

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Technology

Marina Abramovic to make digital appearance at London's Serpentine Galleries

Performance using cutting-edge Magic Leap One device is world first

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The Buck stopped here

Gong meditations and an intimate basement gig: the London art world sounds off in January

Performances by Laraaji and Martin Creed help boost the winter spirits

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Three to see

Three exhibitions to see in London this weekend

From Grace Wales Bonner's group show at the Serpentine Sackler Gallery to a last chance to see Christian Marclay's The Clock at Tate Modern

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The Buck stopped here

See it, shop it: Atelier E.B at London's Serpentine Galleries

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Architecture

Thermal spa developer buys Frida Escobedo's Serpentine Pavilion 2018

Structure will be re-installed as part of Therme Group's art and architecture initiative

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Frieze London 2018

Hans Ulrich Obrist: secrets of a super-curator

The Serpentine Galleries' artistic director reveals how he is resisting extinction, declares that shows must find new ways to connect and insists that stopping is not an option

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Three to see

Three to see: London

From Christo’s huge floating sculpture in Hyde Park to the intimacy of Frida Kahlo’s wardrobe at the Victoria and Albert Museum

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The Buck stopped here

Le freak c’est chic at the Serpentine Summer Party

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Christo

Christo: Alone but undaunted

As Christo's new work for the Serpentine shows, he remains as ambitious as ever

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Architect Francis Kéré to construct a meditative pavilion for Tippet Rise Art Center

The commission will fund the construction of a secondary school in the artist’s native Burkina Faso

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The Buck stopped here

Joan Jonas checks out digital double whammy of Ian Cheng and Sondra Perry shows

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In the frame

Anya Hindmarch ensures love is in the air across London for Valentine's Day

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Serpentine Galleries

Mexican architect is youngest-ever designer of Serpentine Pavilion

Frida Escobedo will combine Mexican and British influences for the temporary structure in Hyde Park

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London's Serpentine Gallery to open pavilion in Beijing

Space designed by Jiakun artchitects will draw inspiration from Confucianism

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Exhibitions

Christo’s floating sculpture for London lake gets go ahead

Large-scale installation in Hyde Park is part of artist's Serpentine Gallery show

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The Year In Review

The art world's highs and lows of 2017

Curators, museum directors and artists respond to the year's events

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Three to see

Three to see: London

From Rose Wylie’s parade of footballers and royalty to Arthur Jafa’s powerful video collage

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Podcast

Podcast episode 11: antiquities now and Rose Wylie

How is the antiquities trade coping with increased focus on Middle East looting and new approaches to collecting? And Rose Wylie on the pleasures and struggles of painting

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The Buck stopped here

Rose Wylie's painterly energy at the Serpentine

“Her medium is energy,” Hans-Ulrich Obrist says of her work

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Three to see

Three to see: London

From Pussy Riot's immersive penal colony installation to a final chance to see Francis Kéré’s Serpentine Pavilion

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Serpentine Sackler to open in September

The building has been refurbished and extended by the architect Zaha Hadid

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Artist interview

Interview with Jeff Koons on the eve of his summer show at the Serpentine: Pop culture meets art history

Koons talks to us about the artists who inspire him, his studio system, and what he hopes to communicate to the public through his work

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Art market

The Art Newspaper discusses the fine line between curating and promoting

It is almost impossible for a museum to mount a contemporary exhibition without the involvement of the artist's dealer

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Olafur Eliasson

Interview with Olafur Eliasson on his pavilion in the park for the Serpentine

The Danish artist, whose Weather Project transformed Tate Modern, discusses his building for the Serpentine Gallery

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Serpentine Galleries

Julia Peyton-Jones steps up as new director for the Serpentine Gallery

She intends to look to global contemporary art while maintaining the importance of home-grown artists