In December 2017, artist and filmmaker Steve McQueen (b. 1969, London, UK) made an artwork in response to the fire that took place earlier that year on 14 June at Grenfell Tower in North Kensington, West London. 72 people died in the tragedy. Filming the tower before it was covered with hoarding, McQueen sought to create a record. Grenfell is presented at Serpentine South this spring.
Following the fire, a Government Inquiry was launched that was conducted in two phases. Four years since the publication of the Phase One report, the recommendations are yet to be implemented, meaning a similar tragedy could happen again. The findings of the second and final phase of the Inquiry are due to be reported in late 2023. There is an ongoing criminal investigation.
Content note: Visitors are advised that the film contains close-up imagery of the tower six months after the fire. There will be a space to pause, rest and reflect in the galleries.
Booking a ticket: Screenings of Grenfell will take place at set times, please book a free timed slot in advance and arrive with your mobile ticket or printed e-booked ticket.
|Duration||07 April 2023 - 10 May 2023|
|Times||set screening times (see booking info)|
|Cost||Free - advance booking required|
|Venue||Serpentine South Gallery|
|Address||Kensington Gardens, London, W2 3XA|
|Contact||/ firstname.lastname@example.org / www.serpentinegallery.org|