Grace Wales Bonner @ Serpentine

Breath the air of those brave ancestors; They were ladders to new worlds – Ben Okri In Old English, a shrine is the word used for a cabinet, chest or reliquary – i.e. a container for holy relics. In contemporary society, a shrine is more often associated with a holy place, marked by a building […]

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Rose Wylie @ Serpentine Sackler

Many of us will have memories of going to the river to feed the ducks as children. It might seem apt then, that Rose Wylie’s current exhibition at the Serpentine Sackler in the middle of Hyde Park, and a stone’s throw from the Serpentine River, has been titled Quack Quack. Rose Wylie received her MA […]

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Zaha Hadid @ Serpentine Sackler

Of all those who left us in 2016, one of the most heartbreaking and devastating losses to the world of art and architecture was the premature death of Dame Zaha Hadid. The Iraqi-born, Lebanese and British educated architect was a pioneer and an inspiration to many. The exhibition of her drawings at the Serpentine Sackler […]

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Edel Adnan @ Serpentine Sackler

The work inside Edel Adnan’s Serpentine show is bright and colourful. It doesn’t scream for joy, but it certainly does not appear to be at all woeful. It comes as a surprise then, that it has been titled ‘The Weight of the World’, a term that comes with a lot of negative connotations. Adnan is […]

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Garage @ Moscow

Where London has Hyde Park and the Serpentine Gallery, Moscow has Gorky Park and Garage Museum. Both respective art galleries host contemporary art inside their individual city’s greatest park. The Serpentine Gallery is one of London’s gems and I absolutely fell in love with Garage on my most recent trip to Moscow. Garage was founded […]

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Marina Abramovic @ Serpentine

Marina Abramovic is without a doubt the most famous performance artist on the earth, a fact the artist acknowledges by referring to herself as the ‘grandmother of performance art.’ This summer she has created a six week exhibition at the Serpentine entitled 512 hours where she claims to be present for eight hours each day, […]

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Wael Shawky @ Serpentine

Egyptian artist Wael Shawky is enjoying his first major London show at the Serpentine Gallery. The gallery hosts drawings, puppets and political film Upon entering the gallery, the visitor is greeted by a procession of puppets standing statically and in a dimly lit room, all facing the same direction. The figures seemed to me, somewhat […]

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