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2002[edit]

Here are two pictures from the pavilion designed by Toyo Ito in 2002. DVD+ R/W 23:00, 14 January 2007 (UTC)

POV[edit]

'Serpentine Gallery is one of London’s best-loved galleries for modern and contemporary art.' Says who? I went and it was terrible. The exhibition looked like a GCSE coursework project, except without the youthful exuberance. TUT I say. 131.111.200.200 18:05, 28 May 2007 (UTC)

Which exhibition? Artybrad 19:26, 28 May 2007 (UTC)

Coordinate error[edit]

The coordinates need the following fixes:

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The correct address for Serpentine Gallery is:

Kensington Gardens London W2 3XA

NOT

Queensborough Terrace, Paddington, London

84.12.134.250 (talk) 16:25, 19 January 2010 (UTC)

I don't see that a Paddington address is (or has been) included in the article, but the coordinates appear to be spot on as they stand. Deor (talk) 02:53, 3 February 2010 (UTC)

Moved from WT:COI[edit]

Dear Wiki,

I have been in touch with with you regarding updates that have been made to the Serpentine Gallery Page. However they advised that I should not update and instead put it on here as it is a conflict of interest.

Also as we have expanded, I was wondering if the name Serpentine Gallery can become Serpentine Galleries and maybe have a re-direct?

Please find the below amendments. When you get to Pavilions, then the rest can remain.

Many thanks,

V

The Serpentine Galleries are two contemporary art galleries in Kensington Gardens, Hyde Park, Central London. Comprising the Serpentine Gallery and the Serpentine Sackler Gallery, they are within five minutes’ walk of each other, linked by the bridge over the Serpentine lake from which the galleries get their names. The exhibitions, architecture, education and public programmes attract up to 1.2m visitors a year. Admission is free.

Serpentine Gallery The Serpentine Gallery was originally established in 1970 and is housed in a classical 1934 tea pavilion. Notable artists who have been exhibited there include Man Ray, Henry Moore, Jean-Michel Basquiat, Andy Warhol, Paula Rego, Bridget Riley, Allan McCollum, Anish Kapoor, Christian Boltanski, Philippe Parreno, Richard Prince, Wolfgang Tillmans, Gerhard Richter, Gustav Metzger, Damien Hirst, and Jeff Koons.

On the ground at the gallery's entrance is a permanent work by Ian Hamilton Finlay in collaboration with Peter Coates, dedicated to Diana, Princess of Wales, the Serpentine's former patron.

In 2006, the Serpentine Gallery premiered a major exhibition of contemporary Chinese Art. Titled China Power Station: Part One, the exhibition was housed in Battersea Power Station in South London, offering the public a rare glimpse of the interior of a well-known landmark.

The gallery was set up by the Arts Council of Great Britain and for its first years was only open on a limited basis during the summer months. In 1991, Julia Peyton-Jones OBE was appointed Director and under her the gallery was extensively refurbished. In 2006, the curator Hans Ulrich Obrist was appointed Co-Director Exhibitions and Programmes, and Director International Projects. Koenig Books at the Serpentine Gallery offers a wide range of international titles on contemporary art, photography and architecture.

Serpentine Sackler Gallery In 2013, the Serpentine Sackler Gallery, designed by Zaha Hadid Architects, opened to the public, giving life to The Magazine, a former 1805 gunpowder store. Located five minutes' walk from the Serpentine Gallery across the Serpentine Bridge, it comprises 900 square metres of new gallery, restaurant, shop and social space. The Magazine restaurant, headed up by chef Oliver ‘Ollysan’ Lange, is adjoined to the gallery.

Together the galleries present an expanded programme of contemporary art and architecture that follows the seasons of the year, with exhibitions timed to take place in autumn, winter, spring and summer.

The wider programme, including the Pavilion, the multi-disciplinary Marathon, the Bridge Commission Audio Walks and an ongoing outdoor commission with The Royal Parks, is augmented by a range of public events designed to give visitors of all ages the opportunity to engage with the work on show in greater depth.

Visiting During exhibitions the galleries are open Tuesday - Sunday 10am - 6pm. Entrance is free. The Magazine restaurant is open Wednesday - Saturday 10am - 11pm and Tuesday and Sunday 10am - 6pm. The galleries close periodically throughout the year for installation. Koenig Books and The Magazine restaurant remain open during these periods. It’s advisable to check the galleries are open in advance by visiting serpentinegalleries.org or by telephoning +44 (0) 20 7402 6075.

Pavilions The Serpentine annually commissions an internationally acclaimed architect who has not previously built a structure in the UK to design a pavilion for the Serpentine Gallery’s lawn, providing a unique showcase for contemporary architectural practice. This annual architectural commission acts as a host venue for the Serpentine’s summer public programmes and café. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 80.87.28.42 (talk) 13:01, 16 December 2013 (UTC)

This cannot be added en masse to the article. First, no independent sources have been provided. Second, the style is inappropriately promotional and written likie a brochure. Examples include: "an internationally acclaimed architect", "designed to give visitors of all ages the opportunity to engage with the work on show in greater depth", "providing a unique showcase for contemporary architectural practice", and "It’s advisable to check the galleries are open in advance by visiting serpentinegalleries.org or by telephoning +44 (0) 20 7402 6075."
Voceditenore (talk) 12:07, 4 March 2014 (UTC)