Park Nights, Serpentine’s annual series of experimental and interdisciplinary encounters, returns this summer to present eight international artists. These artists include Victoria Sin, Kamasi Washington and TELFAR; Radical Kitchen at the Pavilion; Family Weekend; plus Tomma Abts Interview.
Victoria Sin uses speculative fiction within performance to present a ballad of embodiment using poetry, drag, science fiction and an original soundtrack by SHY ONE.
Kamasi Washington comes together for a improvisational performance that opens the doors to a new musical experience unheard like anything before.
TELFAR, is a unisex fashion line that disrupts fashion conventions due to it’s inclusive, simple & complex aesthetic.
Radical Kitchen brings together people by incorporating food with questions concerning geological time, exchange and decolonisation, themes inspired by Escobedo’s design, which draws on the domestic architecture of her native Mexico and British materials and context, specifically the Prime Meridian line at the Royal Observatory.
Harold Offeh and Veronica Cordova de la Rosa invite children and their families to create costumes inspired by Chac Mool, a reclining sculpture found on the top of Mexican temples and pyramids.
Tomma Abts, first solo exhibition in a UK public institution. The largest exhibition of work of her work to date-includes paintings and casts produced mostly over the 10 years. She begins her pieces with no source material and no preconceived notion of the final product. Abts is guided by instinctive decisions that enable the internal logic of each work to unfold.
Christo and Jeanne-Claude Barrels presents Barrels and The Mastaba 1958–2018 which is an exhibition that spans six decades of their barrel artworks. They are celebrated for their ambitious sculptural that intervene with urban and natural landscapes around the world.
The annual series is now showing until September 9th.
July 26th – September 9th
Kensington Gardens London W2 3XA UK