Serpentine Gallery –outside and inside
This year’s pavilion (they are designed by someone new each year) is designed by architect Jean Nouvel. The bright red structure makes quite a statement in its natural environs.
Swedish artist Klara Liden was trained as an architect but it is her video and installation work that is on view at the Serpentine Gallery in Kensington Gardens. The artist gathers everyday and often discarded materials to make her creations which deal with the breaking of social conventions.
This work is made up of every possession found in the artist’s apartment.
These works reminded me of Mimmo Rotella. They are made of layers of found posters stacked and hung on the wall as a “painting.”
Anish Kapoor: Turning the World Upside Down is also on view at the Serpentine but his 4 works can be found in various locations throughout Kensington Gardens. The works are meant to change with the seasons, reflecting the shifts in nature.
I liked this one because of the reflection of the tip which almost looks like an iceberg.
It’s hard to tell from my photograph but the clouds floating by are reflected in the red reflective dish. For those of you who saw his Sky Mirror in Rockefeller Plaza a couple of years ago, this work is very similar.