Friday, 23 June 2017

Serpentine Galleries - Serpentine PAVILION now OPEN; Park Nights & Radical Kitchen commence; Book now for Study Day with Saidiya Hartman

SERPENTINE GALLERIES
SUMMER 2017
Serpentine
SERPENTINE PAVILION 2017 NOW OPEN
SERPENTINE PAVILION 2017 DESIGNED BY FRANCIS KÉRÉ

UNTIL 8 OCTOBER
SERPENTINE GALLERY LAWN
FREE
"This year's Serpentine Pavilion is the building the world needs" Facto Design

Francis Kéré, the award-winning architect from Gando, Burkina Faso, has designed the Serpentine Pavilion 2017, responding to the brief with a bold, innovative structure that brings his characteristic sense of light and life to the lawns of Kensington Gardens
 
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PROGRAMMES
PARK NIGHTS 2017:
ARTHUR JAFA


FRIDAY 30 JUNE
SERPENTINE PAVILION
TICKETS £5/£4 (CONC.) VIA TICKETWEB

Park Nights commences with cinematographer and artist Arthur Jafa, who will host an evening in response to his summer exhibition at the Serpentine Sackler Gallery, A Series of Utterly Improbable, Yet Extraordinary Renditions 


 
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RADICAL KITCHEN: RECIPES FOR BUILDING COMMUNITY AND CREATING CHANGE

WEDNESDAYS AT 1PM IN JULY AND AUGUST
SERPENTINE PAVILION
FREE

Radical Kitchen is a new series of community picnic talks that will take place in the Serpentine Pavilion. Mazi Mas, an award-winning roaming restaurant established by migrant women, will co-host London community groups and campaign organisations, including Women for Refugee Women and People’s Fridge. Architect Francis Kéré commences the series on Wednesday 5 July
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STUDY DAY
INTIMATE TRESPASS: HAPTICALITY, WAYWARDNESS AND THE PRACTICE OF ENTANGLEMENT

SATURDAY 8 JULY, 12PM - 5PM
CECIL SHARP HOUSE
TICKETS £5 / FREE FOR STUDENTS VIA TICKETWEB OR VIA TELEPHONE

On the occasion of Arthur Jafa's exhibition, Professor Saidiya Hartman (Columbia University) joins scholars, artists and writers to discuss themes from her landmark text, Scenes of Subjection, including questions of political economy and ecology, race, gender and legal theory. Presented in collaboration with Dr. Rizvana Bradley (Yale University), with support from Women & Performance, a journal of feminist theory. Participants include Francis Alÿs, Rizvana Bradley, Helen Cammock, Tina Campt, Kodwo Eshun, Jack Halberstam, Saidiya Hartman, Karrabing Film Collective, Karen Salt and more to be announced
 
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ARTIST TALK: GRAYSON PERRY

MONDAY 24 JULY
ROYAL GEOGRAPHICAL SOCIETY
TICKETS £5/£4 VIA TICKETWEB

Grayson Perry talks about his work and his Serpentine exhibition, The Most Popular Art Exhibition Ever!



 
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THE STUDIO: HERE IS THE PLACE

4, 5, 6 AND 7 JULY
SERPENTINE GALLERY
FREE, BOOKING ESSENTIAL

The Serpentine invites year 5 and 6 local school groups to join artist Adam James in developing collective identities, borrowing techniques from Nordic live action role play (larp)

 
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FROM OUR FRIENDS
PERFUME: A SENSORY JOURNEY THROUGH CONTEMPORARY SCENT


UNTIL 17 SEPTEMBER
SOMERSET HOUSE
TICKETS £11/£9 (CONC.)
 
This multi-sensory exhibition features ten extraordinary perfumes and their pioneering creators, who have radically changed our perceptions of fragrance over the last 20 years. Discover a vibrant new perfume scene and the unseen works of art worn on our skin

 
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CHANGE IN THE CITY: OPPORTUNITIES FOR ARCHITECTS IN THE NEW URBAN AGENDA

TUESDAY 4 JULY, 9AM - 6.30PM
RIBA
TICKETS £45 - £125

 
Join an unprecedented line-up of global experts, including (L-R): Ma Yansong, Sir David Chipperfield, Odile Decq, Suzanne Hall, Saskia Sassen, Francis Kéré, Amanda Levete and Hannah Corlett, as they share their experiences of staying relevant, thinking creatively and planning for the future

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the Design Museum - NEXT WEEK | A colourful new exhibition opens

Breathing Colour by Hella Jongerius opens next Wednesday

28 June - 24 September 2017

Be amongst the first to explore Breathing Colour by acclaimed  Dutch designer Hella Jongerius. Take a deeper look at the way colour behaves in this new installation-based exhibition which will simulate morning, noon and evening light to explore the impact of changing daylight on our perception of colour.

Book now
Snapbot Landing

Chromophobia: Colour in Architecture

Tuesday 4 July, 18:15 – 19:30
talk

In his book ‘Chromophobia’ (fear of colour), the artist David Batchelor argues that colour has been the object of extreme prejudice in Western architecture. Hear a panel of designers, architects, artists and scientists discussing their thoughts on colour.  
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Troika

Tuesday 18 July, 18:15 – 19:30
talk

Join the arts collective Troika to hear about colour, perception and spatial experience, and what it means to be human in an age of technology.
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Bethan Laura Wood

Monday 21 August, 18:15 - 20:00
gallery talk

Join Bethan Laura Wood, a previous Designer in Residence at the Design Museum, as she hosts an exclusive after-hours tour of  ‘Breathing Colour by Hella Jongerius’.
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California: Designing Freedom

until Tuesday 17 October
current exhibition

How did California come to have such a powerful influence on contemporary design? Discover how the ideals of the 1960s counterculture morphed into the tech culture of Silicon Valley and how Californian products have affected your life today.
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Jon Abbott and Brian Studak 

Monday 31 July, 18:15 - 20:00
talk
Graphic Designer Jon Abbott (currently Senior Designer at Barnbrook), and Brian Studak (partner at the cross-disciplinary studio, Plaid) led the design of ‘California: Designing Freedom’. Don’t miss this chance to join them on this after-hours tour of the exhibition as they describe the exhibition design process.
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Nine Elms Drift

Friday 15 July, 14:00 – 15:30
tour

Led by Guardian architecture critic Oliver Wainwright, explore the biggest building site in London: the mile-long stretch of riverside development from Battersea Power Station to the Vauxhall Tower, including the re-birth and the power station to the new US Embassy.
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Cartier in Motion

Until 28 July
pop-up exhibition
Curated by renowned architect Lord Norman Foster, learn the unique story of Cartier’s approach to watchmaking and discover rare insights into the work of the designers in the invention of the modern wristwatch.
Free admission
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Crafting Time

Tuesday 11 July, 18:15 – 19:30
talk

Explore how the watch has transformed our relationship to time, craftsmanship and luxury. Carole Kasapi, Pierre Rainero and Nicholas Foulkes will discuss how time continues to govern every aspect of our lives today.
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the Design Museum shop

Don’t miss your chance to own a copy of the Cartier in Motion exhibition catalogue. Cover and wrapping illustrations by renown architect and exhibition curator Norman Foster.
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Victoria and Albert Museum - Friday Late x Boiler Room

Victoria and Albert Museum
Friday Late
Friday Late x Boiler Room
Friday 30 June, 18:00 - 22:00

Free, drop in

Part of REVEAL festival, a week-long free festival celebrating the opening of V&A Exhibition Road Quarter

As the opening event of REVEAL, a week-long festival celebrating the opening of the V&A Exhibition Road Quarter, V&A Friday Late teams up with the online music broadcasting platform Boiler Room to present a dynamic programme of experimental sounds. We invite you to explore what happens when the digital and physical collide. Step into pixel-rich interfaces to question the freedom of online broadcasting, and join global link-ups live from New York and Tokyo.
  
Artists include Boiler Room, English National Ballet, Tabita Rezaire, Jon Burgerman, Skinterface, WIM, RVSRV Zine and IDPW.
  
  
Join the conversation #FridayLate

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