Summer Installation | Serpentine Pavilion 2022

What can I say about this year's Summer Pavilion? I think it looks like a hat box. I think the designer, Theaster Gates, has misread his brief. He appears to have created something akin to a mausoleum, rather than a summerhouse. Perhaps he's aware of that, because the Pavilion is called Black Chapel. Shouldn't a … Continue reading Summer Installation | Serpentine Pavilion 2022

Me on Monday | 13 June

It was a week of Covid-19 isolation. The Brainy One and The Boy were self-isolatingThe Brainy One's jury service was deferred until later this yearThe Boy tested negative of day 5, The Brainy One was still positiveThe Boy returned to school after 2 consecutive negative tests. He was sent home again before lunch, as he … Continue reading Me on Monday | 13 June

Summer Installation | Serpentine Pavilion 2021

This year's temporary installation is now in place (delayed from 2020) in London's Kensington Gardens outside the Serpentine Gallery. Built of white concrete and black cork, the structure resembles an art deco Doric temple, if such a thing could exist and is probably the largest work in the Summer Pavilion series since the project began … Continue reading Summer Installation | Serpentine Pavilion 2021

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 … Continue reading Summer Installation | Serpentine Pavilion 2019

Summer Art Installation | Serpentine Gallery 2018

The annual Summer art installation at the Serpentine Pavilion in London's Hyde Park is firmly in place.  Which is no mean feat when you consider that The Mastaba (basically a pyramid without a peak) is actually floating on the Serpentine.Designed by internationally acclaimed artist Christo, it is his first major public, outdoor work in the … Continue reading Summer Art Installation | Serpentine Gallery 2018

This Weekend I …

I was fortunate enough to enjoy something of a 3-day weekend. On Friday, The Brainy One and I had a marvellous time  on Number 1 Court, Wimbledon.  {Our day out was such fun, its got its own post coming up shortly.}  As for the weekend proper, we continued with the theme  of being outside as … Continue reading This Weekend I …

Snap #17 | Summer Installation at the Serpentine Pavilion 2016

On Saturday, we headed up to Hyde Park to see the new art installation outside the Serpentine Gallery. This year's piece has been designed by Danish architect Bjarke Ingels and is entitled 'Unzipped Wall.'    Despite the weather being on the miserable side, it was still attracting a lot of attention. Naturally, I would have … Continue reading Snap #17 | Summer Installation at the Serpentine Pavilion 2016