March 4, 2009 - Serpentine Galleries - Exhibition and Architecture Programme 2009
March 4, 2009

Exhibition and Architecture Programme 2009

The Serpentine Gallery
Photograph © 2007 John Offenbach

Exhibition and Architecture Programme 2009

Kensington Gardens
London W2 3XA

Serpentine Gallery Announces Exhibition and Architecture Programme 2009

Rebecca Warren, 10 March – 19 April 2009
This exhibition will be the first major solo show in a UK public gallery of the work of the 2006 Turner Prize-nominated British artist. Her wall and floor-based vitrines and sculptures in clay and bronze combine rich art-historical and contemporary references, challenging sculptural conventions within the predominantly male figurative sculptural tradition.

Luke Fowler, 7 May – 14 June 2009
The films of Luke Fowler explore the limits of documentary film-making. His work employs new and archival footage, interviews and photography with a densely layered soundtrack, in its investigation of vanguard thinkers and counter-cultural figures. Fowler won the inaugural Jarman Award in 2008 for artist film-makers, presented at the Serpentine.

Serpentine Gallery Pavilion, July – October 2009
The Serpentine Gallery Pavilion 2009 will be designed by architects
Kazuyo Sejima and Ryue Nishizawa of the leading Japanese practice SANAA. It will be the architects’ first built structure in the UK and the ninth commission in the Gallery’s annual series of Pavilions, an ongoing programme of temporary structures by internationally acclaimed architects and designers. Park Nights, the Gallery’s programme of public talks and events, will take place in the Pavilion, and will culminate in the annual Marathon event that takes place in October.

Jeff Koons: Popeye Series, July – September 2009
The Popeye Series incorporates ideas that are central to the celebrated American artist’s work, including surreal combinations of everyday objects, art historical references and children’s toys. The paintings in the series combine disparate found images with images of the inflatables and readymades used in the sculptures, continuing Koons’s interest in juxtaposing exact, cast aluminium replicas with readymade objects.

Gustav Metzger, 29 September – 8 November 2009
This exhibition of works by the influential artist and activist Gustav Metzger represents a life-long exploration of politics, ecology and the destructive powers of industrialised societies. Metzger continues his consistent rejection of the art-dealer system, calling for artists to take over buildings for the display and development of art. He lives and works in London and has been a stateless person since 1948.

Design, 26 November 2009 – 7 February 2010
Conceived as a response to the recent explosion of interest in contemporary design, and at a moment where visual artists have increasingly ventured into this territory, the exhibition will explore the role of design in both ‘high’ and ‘low’ culture, investigating its use in everyday objects and on the internet, as well as exploring design as a democratic art form.

All details are subject to change.

The Serpentine Gallery is supported by Arts Council England, City of Westminster and The Royal Parks

Serpentine Gallery
Kensington Gardens
London W2 3XA
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