24 July 2018

Tomma Abts: A Delicate Dance Of Colours And Shapes – Edward Lucie-Smith

The show at the Serpentine Sackler marks another step forward in reputation for this German-born but British-resident painter, who has lived and worked in London since 1995, and who won the Turner Prize in 2006.

18 June 2018

Christo Launches Mastaba His First UK Public Artwork

To coincide with a new exhibition of Christo and Jeanne Claude, at the Serpentine Gallery, the 83 year old artist has launched his amazing London Mastaba, a temporary sculpture in Hyde Park

14 February 2018


1 December 2017

Rose Wylie: Forget Age And Gender The Message Is The Painting – Edward Lucie-Smith

Rose Wylie is 83 years old. Her rise to fame has been fairly meteoric. Ten years ago few had heard of her, either in this, her native country, or abroad.

25 June 2017


Dame Julia Peyton-Jones Appointed Senior Global Director of Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac

Dame Julia Peyton-Jones the former co-director of the Serpentine Gallery in London, for over 25 years, has been appointed Senior Global Director of Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac. Peyton-Jones will take on her ambassadorial and curatorial role on 1 September 2017, and will be based in London, where the gallery opened a new space in Mayfair earlier this year.

8 June 2017

Grayson Perry Climbing The Populist Mountain Serpentine Review – Edward Lucie-Smith

The Grayson Perry show that just opened at the Serpentine Gallery offers both a very new version of now-obligatory populism in the promotion of contemporary visual art and at the same time, a sly critique of it.

5 June 2017


Grayson Perry Unveils Brexit Vases Ahead of Serpentine Exhibition Extravaganza

The gender fluid potter Grayson Perry has unveiled The Brexit Vases his latest artwork ahead of his show at the Serpentine Gallery which opens later this week.

7 April 2017

Grayson Perry Presents Major Exhibition Of New Works At The Serpentine

British artist Grayson Perry, one of the most astute commentators on contemporary society and culture is to present a major exhibition of new work at the Serpentine Gallery in June. The works in the show will touch on many themes including popularity and art, masculinity and the current cultural landscape.

12 December 2016

Zaha Hadid Paintings and Drawings Exhibition Opens At London’s Serpentine Gallery

The Late Iraqi-born British architect Zaha Hadid is honoured with a new solo exhibition of paintings and drawings at London’s Serpentine Gallery. Hadid is regarded as a pioneering and visionary architect whose contribution to the world of architecture was ground-breaking and innovative.

29 November 2015

Paul Black Reviews Michael Craig-Martin’s Reductive Cool At The Serpentine Gallery

The Serpentine is currently presenting an exhibition by Michael Craig-Martin; the first solo show of the artist’s work in a London public institution since 1989 and brings together works from 1981 to 2015. Craig- Martin presents his trademark impersonality in the form of obsolete technology; slick, glowing, and intentionally flat. The Serpentine gallery presents the […]

25 November 2015


Michael Craig-Martin: Transience Opens At The Serpentine Gallery

Today the Serpentine opens an exhibition by Michael Craig-Martin. This is the first solo show of the artist’s work in a London public institution since 1989 and brings together works from 1981 to 2015, including representations of obsolete technology; laptops, games consoles, black-and-white televisions and incandescent lightbulbs that highlight the increasing transience of innovation. From […]

7 October 2015


Michael Craig-Martin Exhibition Transience To Open At Serpentine Gallery

This winter, the Serpentine presents an exhibition by Michael Craig-Martin (b.Dublin, 1941), one of the best-known British artists of his generation. This is the first solo show of Craig-Martin’s work in a London public institution since 1989 and brings together works from 1981 to 2015, including his era-defining representations of once familiar yet obsolete technology; […]

29 May 2015


Duane Hanson: Realist Sculpture Retrospective To Open At Serpentine Gallery

The Serpentine presents the work of late American sculptor Duane Hanson in his first survey show in London since 1997. Throughout his forty-year career, Hanson created lifelike sculptures portraying working-class Americans and overlooked members of society. Reminiscent of the Pop Art movement of the time, his sculptures transform the banalities and trivialities of everyday life […]

26 May 2015


Lynette Yiadom-Boakye: Verses After Dusk To Open At Serpentine Gallery

The Serpentine Gallery presents Lynette Yiadom-Boakye: Verses After Dusk. The artist was born 1977, London, Yiadom-Boakye’s oil paintings depict figures that appear to exist outside of a specific time and place. There are very few references to background, history, activity and place of the individuals and groups of figures in her paintings. This ambiguity, which […]

16 September 2014


Frieze Alternative Returns To London 2014

‘The Other Art Fair’, the artist-led fair, is in its seventh edition this October. Returning to East London’s Old Truman Brewery, during Frieze Week, the fair is set to be another satellite event of this period in London’s art calendar. The fair has a democratic and inclusive ethos and appears to have won a niche […]

18 June 2014

Manipulated By Marina Abramovic: Immersive Performance Piece Creates Collective Response

I am dispersing with the usual third person format in summarising Marina Abramović’s residence at the Serpentine, this being an ‘experience’ not an exhibition, and entirely subjective to each individual’s impression of it, bound to change immeasurably from person to person. Press and public alike cannot but refer to this new piece without needing to contextualise […]

10 June 2014


Marina Abramovic Descends On London Please Switch Off All Mobile Devices

Marina Abramović has taken over the Serpentine Gallery to present a unique work. The globally acclaimed artist began her performance in the Gallery for the duration of her exhibition: 10am to 6pm, 6 days a week until 25 August. Creating the simplest of environments in the Gallery spaces, Abramović’s only materials will be herself, the […]

16 May 2014


Marina Abramovic Presents 512 Hours An Unique Serpentine Gallery Performance Piece

Marina Abramović will be presenting an unique new work at the Serpentine Gallery in London in June. The internationally acclaimed artist will perform in the Gallery for the duration of her exhibition: 10am to 6pm, 6 days a week. Creating the simplest of environments in the Gallery spaces, Abramović’s only materials will be herself, the […]

8 February 2014


American Artist Haim Steinbach: New Serpentine Gallery Spring Exhibition

Haim Steinbach: Once again the world is flat is a new exhibition presented at the  at the Serpentine Gallery this spring. This expansive exhibition by American artist Haim Steinbach includes key works from throughout his impressive forty year career during which he has re-defined the status of the object in art by focusing on the […]

9 January 2014

Jake and Dinos Chapman: Birth, Death, Sex, Horror And McDonald’s

“we are sore-eyed scopophiliac oxymorons… disenfranchised aristocrats, under siege from our feudal heritage…our bread is buttered on both sides…” this was stencilled on the gallery wall as the artists introduction to the world over twenty years ago – fledglings from the nest of Gilbert & George, having once been their art technicians – yet arriving […]

31 July 2013


Zaha Hadid’s Sackler Gallery At Serpentine To Open In September

The Serpentine Sackler Gallery a former 1805 gunpowder store, located five minutes walk from the Serpentine Gallery on the north side of the Serpentine Bridge. With 900 square metres of new gallery, restaurant and social space, is set to open in September. This will be the Serpentine’s second space in Kensington Gardens and a new […]

21 May 2013


POOL Encourages Emerging Curatorial Talent With New Exhibition

POOL, an innovative new programme drawing on a ‘pool’ of works from private collections in order to develop and encourage emerging curatorial talent, will stage its first exhibition some a little sooner, some a little later… from 9 June – 18 August 2013 at LUMA Westbau in the Löwenbräu Art Complex in Zürich. Bringing together works […]

7 March 2013


Fischli / Weiss Rock Of Ages Unveiled In Kensington Gardens

A monumental installation by the world-renowned artist duo Fischli/Weiss is unveiled this morning (Friday 8 March 2013) in Kensington Gardens London. It is presented by the Serpentine Gallery and The Royal Parks in a joint project which is bound to attract viewers from all over the world. Rock on Top of Another Rock is a […]