October 4, 2011 - Serpentine Galleries - Frieze Art Fair Week
October 4, 2011

Frieze Art Fair Week

Serpentine Gallery Pavilion 2011.
Designed by Peter Zumthor.
(c) Peter Zumthor.
Photograph: John Offenbach.

Frieze Art Fair Week

Serpentine Gallery
Kensington Gardens, London, W2 3XA
Nearest Tube: South Kensington or Lancaster Gate
Open 10am to 6pm daily. Admission free.
www.serpentinegallery.org

The Serpentine Gallery presents the sixth in the acclaimed Marathon series. The Serpentine Gallery Garden Marathon is a two-day event exploring the concept of the garden featuring non-stop live presentations by more than 50 artists, writers, philosophers, scholars, musicians, architects, designers and scientists. The Garden Marathon is directly inspired by the Serpentine Gallery Pavilion 2011 designed by Peter Zumthor, which features Piet Oudolf’s specially created garden.

Participants include:
Etel Adnan, Brian Aldiss, Maria Thereza Alves, Rosie Atkins, Yto Barrada and Sean Gullette, Gianfranco Baruchello, Gerry Bibby, Stefano Boeri, Andrea Branzi, John Brockman, Pablo Bronstein, Hubert Burda, Jake Chapman, Hélène Cixous, Pascal Cribier, Adam Curtis, David Deutsch, Elizabeth Diller, Jimmie Durham, Marcus du Sautoy, Patrick Eyres, Hans-Peter Feldmann, FIELDCLUB, Sophie Fiennes, Adriaan Geuze, Jef Geys, Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster, Dan Graham, Rodney Graham, Fritz Haeg with Denise Withers, Zarina Hashmi, Will Holder, Jennifer Jacquet, Charles Jencks, Koo Jeong-A, Alison Knowles and Meghan DellaCrosse, Pablo León de la Barra, Jonas Mekas and David Ellis, Catherine Mosbach, Christian Philipp Müller, muf architecture/art, Silke Otto-Knapp, Philippe Parreno, Dan Pearson, Giuseppe Penone, Julia Peyton-Jones, Alice Rawsthorn, Carissa Rodriguez and Avena Gallagher, David Rowan, Peter Saville and Anna Blessmann, Rüdiger Schöttle, Richard Sennett, Bas Smets, Paul Smith, Something & Son, Susan Stenger, Corin Sworn, Wolfgang Tillmans, Mierle Laderman Ukeles, Günther Vogt, Sophie von Cundale, Alex Waterman, Andrea Zanzotto and Qiu Zhijie.

Curated by Hans Ulrich Obrist, Co-Director of Exhibitions and Programmes and Director of International Projects; Sally Tallant, Head of Programmes; Nicola Lees, Public Programmes Curator and Lucia Pietroiusti, Assistant Curator, Serpentine Gallery.
www.serpentinegallery.org

Tickets: Ticketweb: 08444 711 000 www.ticketweb.co.uk

Supported by LUMA Foundation; The Annenberg Foundation; DLD and The Kensington Hotel. With kind assistance from Allianz Kulturstiftung; Polish Cultural Institute and Canada House Arts Trust.

Exhibition:
Anri Sala
Until 20 November

Leading contemporary artist Anri Sala’s exhibition is conceived as a cycle, or loop, structured around pairs of works that mirror each other throughout the Serpentine Gallery’s spaces. Many of the works presented use live performance as their starting point or lead to a performance. Sala will stage the performance 3-2-1, 2011, in which saxophonists Andre Vida and Caroline Kraabel will respond live to the artist’s film Long Sorrow in a series of daily performances. Concurrent with the Serpentine Gallery exhibition, Artangel presents 1395 Days without Red by Anri Sala. artangel.org.uk..

Final Week:
Serpentine Gallery Pavilion
Designed by Peter Zumthor
Until 16 October

The Serpentine Gallery Pavilion 2011 is designed by world renowned Swiss architect Peter Zumthor. Named hortus conclusus, it is Zumthor’s first completed building in the UK and at its heart is a specially created garden by the influential Dutch designer Piet Oudolf. With a refined selection of materials Zumthor creates contemplative spaces that evoke the spiritual dimension of our physical environment, emphasising the role the senses and emotions play in our experience of architecture. This year’s Pavilion is the 11th commission in the Gallery’s annual series, conceived by Gallery Director Julia Peyton-Jones.

It is the world’s first and most ambitious architectural programme of its kind.

The Serpentine would like to thank the individuals, trusts, foundations and companies whose generosity and foresight enable the Gallery to realise its acclaimed Exhibition, Architecture, Design, Education and Public Programmes.

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