Serpentine Gallery Garden Marathon
A two-day live event hosts artists, scientists and thinkers creating garden inspired works
15-16 October 2011
The Serpentine Gallery Garden Marathon is the sixth in the Gallery’s acclaimed marathon series. This two-day event is an exploration of the concept of the garden and inspired by the Serpentine Gallery Pavilion 2011 designed by Peter Zumthor and the garden inside, designed by Piet Oudolf.
Contributions will include explorations of the spatial, urban and scientific importance of gardens by key figures from horticulture, design and architecture. The Marathon will also present works by artists, poets, writers and philosophers, exploring the significance of the garden in our experience of the world, as well as cutting-edge research in biodiversity, conservation and genetics.
Etel Adnan, Brian Aldiss, Maria Thereza Alves, Rosie Atkins, Yto Barrada and Sean Gullette, Gianfranco Baruchello, Gerry Bibby, Stefano Boeri, Andrea Branzi, John Brockman, Pablo Bronstein, Hubert Burda, Jake Chapman, Hélène Cixous, Pascal Cribier, Adam Curtis, David Deutsch, Elizabeth Diller, Jimmie Durham, Marcus du Sautoy, Patrick Eyres, Hans‐Peter Feldmann, FIELDCLUB, Sophie Fiennes, Adriaan Geuze, Jef Geys, Dominique Gonzalez‐ Foerster, Dan Graham, Rodney Graham, Fritz Haeg with Denise Withers, Zarina Hashmi, Will Holder, Jennifer Jacquet, Charles Jencks, Koo Jeong‐A Alison Knowles and Meghan DellaCrosse, Pablo León de la Barra, Jonas Mekas and David Ellis, Catherine Mosbach, Christian Philipp Müller, muf architecture/art, Silke Otto‐Knapp, Philippe Parreno, Dan Pearson, Giuseppe Penone, Julia Peyton‐Jones, Alice Rawsthorn, Carissa Rodriguez and Avena Gallagher, David Rowan, Peter Saville and Anna Blessmann, Rüdiger Schöttle, Richard Sennett, Bas Smets, Paul Smith, Something & Son, Susan Stenger, Corin Sworn, Wolfgang Tillmans, Mierle Laderman Ukeles, Günther Vogt, Sophie von Cundale, Alex Waterman and Andrea Zanzotto.
Curated by Hans Ulrich Obrist, Co-Director of Exhibitions and Programmes and Director of International Projects; Sally Tallant, Head of Programmes; Nicola Lees, Public Programmes Curator and Lucia Pietroiusti, Assistant Curator, Serpentine Gallery. Gardens have been a source of inspiration for artists,writers and poets such as Ian Hamilton Finlay whose words can be seen in the permanent installation in the Gallery’s grounds.
Serpentine Gallery Marathons are a unique series of events that bring together the fields of art, culture, science and technology. Previous Marathons have included last year’s Map Marathon 2010, following on from the Poetry Marathon 2009, Manifesto Marathon 2008, Experiment Marathon 2007 and the Interview Marathon 2006.
£25/£20 (two day), £15/£10 (one day)
Available at the Gallery Lobby Desk / Email: ticketweb.co.uk / Tel: 08444 711 000
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