Park Nights 2018 at the Serpentine Pavilion
If you’re keen to explore this year’s Serpentine Pavilion, why not join in with its summer Friday nights programme, Serpentine Park Nights?
Right in the middle of Hyde Park, the Serpentine Gallery (above) is well-known for its popular Serpentine Pavilion, an annual architectural commission which attracts top design talent from around the world. The Pavilion is built on the gallery’s lawn and is a focal point for outdoor cultural events throughout the summer months.
The 2018 Serpentine Pavilion is the work of Mexican architect Frida Escodebo, whose courtyard-based, angular design features pools of water which play with the movement of the sun. For Serpentine Park Nights, the gallery has partnered with the fashion brand COS, and eight artists have created work in response to Escodebo’s pavilion.
The programme begins tomorrow evening (Friday 13 July) with the American artist and feminist Dorothy Iannone (pictured above in 2002). She’ll be showing her project Movie People Perpetual Performance, a movie featuring wooden cut-out characters, which Iannone uses to tell stories of unconditional love and heartbreaking sacrifice. This is a real labour of love for Iannone: she started making her Movie People in the 1960s.
Here’s the rest of the Friday night programme:
Jul 20, 9pm Meriem Bennani
An exploration of North-African culture told through a live, digital dance battle
Jul 27, 8pm Victoria Sin
The journey of a character through imaginary locations, using drag, poetry, sci-fi and music
Aug 3, 8pm Kamasi Washington (SOLD OUT)
This saxophone player and producer will unleash an exciting, totally improvised performance with his band
Aug 10 8pm TELFAR
Known for ignoring gender and race in its designs, this fashion brand is showing its new collection, accompanied with music from South African choir FAKA
Sep 7 8pm Yaeji (SOLD OUT)
The audience will be blindfolded as it listens to a new, immersive piece by this dance music artist
Sep 14 8pm Megan Rooney’s Sun Down Moon Up
Through movement, words and sounds, hear this story about female magpies which invade Mount Athos
Sep 21 8pm Pedro Reyes’s Manufacturing Mischief
This play uses puppets to demonstrate the perceived selfishness of successful individuals such as Steve Jobs and Elon Musk
Serpentine Park Nights with COS run on selected Friday nights this summer, between 13 Jul and 21 Sep. Tickets cost £5 and booking is essential, via +44 (0) 20 7402 6075 or at www.ticketweb.uk