The summer is officially here! As every year, it’s the perfect timing for the Serpentine Pavilion which will be installed at its lawn outside the gallery.
Every spring an international prestige architect is commissioned to build a new pavilion that opens up to the public between June and September.
2015 is the 15th anniversary of the world-renowned Pavilion commission of the Serpentine Gallery.
Showing from: 25 Jun 2015 to 18 Oct 2015
Address: Kensington Gardens, London W2 3XA
Tube: Lancaster Gate/Knightsbridge/South Kensington
Royal Academy Summer Exhibition
For the 247th Summer Exhibition, this year’s coordinator, the British artist Michael Craig-Martin has put together a new colorful layout for the world’s largest annual open-submission exhibition. This annual exhibition has a famous history, having helped many artists towards successful careers since it was established in 1769.
Any artist is eligible to enter, no matter whether they are well known or completely new to the art world.
This Year, over 1,200 works will be on display from different art disciplines.
From 8 June 2015 to 16 August 2015
Address: Burlington House, Piccadilly London, W1J 0BD
Tube: Piccadilly Circus
Carsten Holler; Decision at Southbank’s Hayward Gallery
if you remember for the seventh commission in The Unilever Series, in Tate Modern’s Turbine Hall, Carsten Höller created Test Site, his most ambitious installment of his ongoing series of slide works which started in 1998. In the coming show at the Hayward gallery, Höller’s interest in slides ranges from their use as a practical and alternative means of transportation and the effect of sliding itself, which involves a loss of control. Featuring sculptures, videos, installations and light works, Holler’s aim is to create a situation in which visitors have to re-orientate their perception of time and space. Always generating and involving, the pieces place visitors in a series of experimental environments.
Highlights of the show include slides that stretch from the glass pyramid ceiling to the gallery entrance, two robotic beds that constantly mirror each other’s movements and two Flying Machines that allow visitors to take off and ‘fly’ over Waterloo Bridge.
A friendly exhibition for children and young people.
From 10 June 2015 to 6 September 2015
Address: Hayward Gallery, Southbank Centre, London SE1 8XX
Duane Hanson at the Serpentine Sackler Gallery
The Serpentine Gallery presents the work of late American sculptor Duane Hanson. This is Hanson’s first show in London since 1997. Throughout his forty-year career, Duane Hanson (1925–1996)
has made lifelike sculptures portraying working-class Americans. He was belonging to the Pop Art movement; his sculptures transform the banalities of everyday life into iconographic material.
From 2nd June 2015 to 13 September 2015
Address: Serpentine Sackler Gallery, West Carriage Drive, London, W2 2AR
Tube: Lancaster Gate or Marble Arch
Shoes: Pleasure and Pain at the V&A
It’s All About the Shoes: Hope, Heartbreak and the Search for the Perfect Pair! This exhibition will look at the different types of footwear from around the globe, presenting around 200 pairs of shoes ranging from a sandal decorated in pure gold leaf originating from ancient Egypt to the most modern designs by contemporary makers. It will examine the latest developments in footwear technology creating the possibility of ever higher heels and dramatic shapes. Examples from famous shoe wearers and collectors will be shown alongside a unique range of historic shoes, many of which have not been displayed before.
From 13 June 2015 – 31 January 2016
Address: Victoria and Albert Museum, Cromwell Road, London SW7 2RL
Tube: South Kensington
– The writer, Calanit Schachner Laufer is a visual artist, specializing in photography, and currently running contemporary gallery tours (English/Hebrew) for individuals and groups in London. She studied at Bezalel, Jerusalem (BFA) and Goldsmiths, London (MA).
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