The Best Exhibits Coming up at the Serpentine Gallery

Serpentine Gallery

Art connoisseurs have more than a few places to check off their must-visit list when staying in London. The Serpentine Gallery is one of London’s most popular galleries showcasing modern and contemporary art and is filled with exhibits that will inspire.

Located in Kensington Gardens, Serpentine Gallery is just a 25-minute walk from the Kensington Park Hotel London, as you walk past iconic sights and through the grounds of Hyde Park. Admission to the gallery is free and over the coming months there are some exciting and forward-thinking exhibitions to explore, including these five:

  1. Lee Ufan: Relatum – Stage

Currently exhibiting at the Serpentine until 29th July 2018, Lee Ufan: Relatum – Stage takes visitors outside the gallery. Representing the stage, guests can explore Kensington Gardens to take in the public sculptures that combine angled mirrors, sheets of steel and stones to demonstrate the contrast of nature and industry. The exhibition seeks to find a balance and allow viewers to see the world as it is.

  1. Ian Cheng: BOB

If you’ve considered the possibility of artificial life, you don’t have to stray too far from Kensington London hotels this spring. Exhibiting until 22 April 2018, Ian Cheng’s BOB is the first in a two-part series in which the gallery has been populated with artificial life. As the exhibit is on, the work evolves, reflecting the changing nature of technology, while guests themselves are exhibited to the artificial life, providing a unique experience and perspective.

  1. Serpentine Pavilion 2018 designed by Frida Escobedo

This year you’ll be able to experience a bit of Mexico just a short distance away from your Kensington Park Hotel London room. Mexican born architect Frida Escobedo has accepted an invitation to design a temporary pavilion on the Serpentine Gallery lawns. Drawing inspiration from both Mexico and Britain, as well as using light, water and geometry to create an atmosphere, the exhibit is a must view. The pavilion will be used as the platform of the gallery’s annual programme of experimental and interdisciplinary from 15th June to 7th October 2018.

  1. Ian Cheng: Emissaries

Once Ian Cheng’s BOB exhibit has come to a close, it will be replaced by Emissaries, opening from 24th April until 28th May 2018. Emissaries is a computer-generated simulation that features a cast of flora and fauna that continuously interact. It blends multiple models of artificial intelligence for art that’s truly modern with open-ended narratives that mean you want to visit this exhibit more than once.

  1. Sondra Perry: Typhoon coming on

Running until 20th May 2018, this exhibition represents Sondra Perry’s first solo presentation in Europe. Her work revolves around black American experiences through using intriguing narratives and history. The exhibition is designed to be completely immersive, taking visitors on a thought-provoking journey. Technology plays a key role in the material of Sondra Perry, giving her work a modern edge, while also commenting on the growing issue of net neutrality.