Send your senses swimming at ‘Park Nights’, a series of evening exhibitions opening at the Serpentine Gallery this summer. As the sun sets enjoy some after hours art on four Fridays throughout July and September…
Adam Phillips and Paul Holdengräber (July 26)
An opportunity to join Paul Holdengräber, director of Public Programmes at The New York Public Library, in discussion with psychoanalyst Adam Phillips, on his most recent book ‘Missing Out: In Praise of the Unlived Life’. Expect a lively debate considering how the unfulfilled potential of childhood can leave a feeling of emptiness and loss in late life, the frustrations this creates, and ways we might be able to fill the void. Yeesh. This interactive ‘cognitive theatre’ of dialogue will take place in the Serpentine Gallery Pavilion, designed in 2013 by Sou Fujimoto.
Russell Haswell/ Yasunao Tone (September 6)
Surrender to the sounds as artist Russell Haswell teams up with pioneering noise musician Yasunao Tone to explore the Pavilion architecture through its resonances and reverberations. Haswell’s incredible collaborations with the likes of Aphex Twin, Jake and Dinos Chapman, Florian Hecker, Earth, and Popol Vuh set a high bar of expectation, but we’re sure that with the award winning Tone (whose experimental electronica has been impressing critics since the sixties), he’ll be able to raise the stakes.
George Henry Longly, ‘GHL’ (September 20)
Multimedia artist George Henry Longly is set to put of a special one off performance, using fashion show finesse to react to the concept and structure of the Serpentine Gallery Pavilion. Keep an eye out for his current and upcoming exhibitions at the Laure Genillard and David Zwirner galleries.
Leslie Thornton and James Richards (September 27)
Catch a series of flicks from the world-renowned artist Leslie Thornton – including the UK première of her latest film, ‘Luna’. After the screenings Leslie Thornton will take to the floor with video artist James Richards, for a spirited interplay of ideas (you might recognise Richards from exhibitions in recent years held at the Chisenhale Gallery, and the ICA, London – last year he won the Jarman Award for film and video).