Summer Installation | Serpentine Pavilion 2019

This year’s temporary installation at the Serpentine Gallery in London’s Hyde Park has been designed by Junya Ishigami, a Japanese architect. There was a dark cloud over the whole project after reports emerged of Ishigami using unpaid interns to bring the pavilion to life.

Sixty one tonnes of slate are held aloft by 106 wire-thin columns; the architect created something both ancient and universal – a stone-covered shelter found in every culture and every age.

The installation is in situ in Hyde Park until Sunday, 6 October.

7 thoughts on “Summer Installation | Serpentine Pavilion 2019

  1. That’s quite interesting. So many of the large art installations seem to attract controversy & I wander if that isn’t sometimes part of the artist’s intend. Can you actually go inside?

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  2. Thank-you for the pictures of this … The heaviness of the slate contrasts well with the slim verticals but I have to say it looks a trifle precarious – I could just see those jagged sharp slates starting to slip with disastrous consequences :(.


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