Art: new pavilion and exhibition at the Serpentine Gallery
Photo credit: Serpentine Gallery Pavilion 2011 Designed by Peter Zumthor © Peter Zumthor Photograph: John Offenbach
We love the new pavilion at the Serpentine Gallery. Created by Swiss star-chitect Peter Zumthor, it reminds us of a Chinese hutong house with its dark, almost brooding black walls and light-filled central courtyard complete with a beautiful, flower garden. There are tables along the edges of the courtyard and both the length and cloister-like design mean you can chat away with a few friends over coffee and cake or sit and makes notes in solitude alike.
And whilst you’re there, don’t miss the new show by Italian artist Michelangelo Pistoletto. Out of just a few objects: rolled cardboard which forms waist high, snake-like mazes, a few mirrors and religious artefacts such as a pew, he manages to create a surprisingly intriguing show. If you’re in a hurry, then dip your toe into the water by looking down into the first ‘pool’ mirror, just inside the front door, for a truly Narcissus-like experience.
|What:||New pavilion and exhibition at the Serpentine Gallery|
|When:||Open everyday between 10am - 6pm; Michelangelo Pistoletto until 17 Sept and Peter Zumthor pavilion until 16 Oct 2011|
|Where:||Serpentine Gallery, Kensington Gardens, W2 3XA|
|Tags:||coffee, Michelangelo Pistoletto, Pavilion, Peter Zumthor, Royal Parks, Serpentine Gallery|
|Posted in:||Art, Gardening, Going Out,|
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14th July 2011