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Doing Serpentine Summer Season 2022

For most culturally curious Londoners, the opening of the Serpentine Pavilion marks the start of the summer season. Designed by Chicago-based artist Theaster Gates, the 2022 edition, named Black Chapel, references ‘many of the architectural typologies that ground the artist’s practice.’ We’re talking the bottle kilns of Stoke-on-Trent, the Roman Tempiettos, and traditional African structures, such as the Musgum mud huts of Cameroon.

Realised with the support of Adjaye Associates, the circular Pavilion is made from wood and features a central oculus, creating a sanctuary for reflection, connection and conviviality. Hanging inside the structure are seven new tar paintings created by Gates especially for Black Chapel that honour his father’s craft as a roofer.

Over the course of the summer, the Pavilion will host a programme of events and live performances centred around ideas of the sacred. We’re looking forward to performances by Corinne Bailey Rae and The Choir of the London Oratory. While you’re there, make sure to swing by Back to Earth, a new exhibition exploring the fragility of our planet. Grab your friends and pack a picnic — it’s time to make the most of London’s long summer nights.

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10 June 2022 — 16 October 2022
The Wick - Christian Marclay
Vertical Cuts (White Door)
Altered wooden door
194.6 x 27.5 x 13.5 cm | 76 5/8 x 10 13/16 x 5 5/16 in.
© Christian Marclay. Photo © White Cube (Theo Christelis)
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Viewing Christian Marclay: Doors

Visual Arts
The Wick - Cog X
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Doing Cog X 2023

Business, Design, Visual Arts
The Wick - Circadian Reset, 2023
Oil on canvas
150 x 130 cm
Copyright The Artist
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Viewing Dazzle Camouflage

The Wick - Gabriel de la Mora
1,707, 2023
Signed backwards and dated backwards
Acrylic on turkey feathers
11 3/4 x 11 3/4 x 1 5/8 in. / 30 x 30 x 4 cm.  © Gabriel de la Mora. Courtesy of Timothy Taylor
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Viewing Gabriel de la Mora: FRAGMENTXS

Visual Arts
The Wick - This Island Sunrise, curated by Simon Andrews, Sadie Coles HQ, London, 31 August - 24 September 2023 © The Artist/s, courtesy Simon Andrews and Sadie Coles HQ, London.
Photo: Katie Morrison
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Viewing This Island Sunrise

Design, Visual Arts
The Wick - General view of the atmosphere at the FTWeekend festival at Kenwood House on September 04, 2021 in London, England. (Photo by Eamonn M. McCormack/Getty Images for FTWeekend Festival - FT Live) Photograph: Eamonn M McCormack
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Doing FT Weekend Live Festival