In the spirit of al fresco art events, The Serpentine host their annual Marathon, a two-day event featuring horticultural-inspired works from artists, poets, writers and philosophers.
After an unseasonably warm October, the art world is making the most of the great outdoors! This weekend, after strolling through Frieze in Regent’s Park, be sure to cross the field and check out The Serpentine’s ‘Gallery Garden Marathon’, open 15th-16th October. The event marks the sixth in the series aiming to combine the arts within the context of a natural setting to demonstrate the unique connection between the natural world and art. Entirely curated by renowned architect Hans Ulrich, the programme ranges from heralded feminist writer Hélène Cixous doing a poetry reading and speaking ‘in conversation’ with Ulrich, to i-D photographer Wolfgang Tillmans exhibiting photographs of his garden accompanied by a first-hand account, to art director and graphic designer Peter Saville with his partner, the artist Anna Blessman, presenting a series of flower works together. Since the philosophical understanding of our world generally falls upon the artists, it is only natural that they introduce and discuss their work in an environment that reflects their purpose!
For the full schedule and details on the participating artists, see serpentinegallery.org
Text: Lily Avnet