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Viewing Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster at The Serpentine

Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster has been exploring the artistic possibilities of science-fiction, outer space and alien life for more than 20 years. The resulting projects, which include Cosmodrome at Le Consortium in 2001 and Martian Dreams Ensemble at GFZK in 2018, have brought her both critical and commercial success.

Opening this week at Serpentine South is Alienarium 5, the artist’s first major institutional solo show in the UK since TH.2058 at Tate Modern’s Turbine Hall in 2008. Conceived specifically for Serpentine, and installed across the gallery’s internal and external spaces, it brings together mostly new works that engage the senses and ask us to imagine what alien encounters might be like.

As you meander around Serpentine’s gardens, you’ll see an alien sculpture made by Gonzalez-Foerster in collaboration with the writer and philosopher Paul B. Preciado and a new soundscape created in collaboration with the musician Julien Perez.

The space inside the galleries has been transformed into an immersive, multi-sensory environment, featuring a 360-degree panorama, a scent collaboration with Barnabé Fillion of Arpa Studios and a new multi-user VR piece that contemplates alternative forms of connection through extra-terrestrial embodiment. Expect other worldly experiences left, right and centre.

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The Wick - Catinca Malaimare, Gamma and Omega hold hands, 2023, performance documentation, Zabludowicz Collection. Photo Tim Bowditch 7
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Viewing Catinca Malaimare: Gamma and Omega hold hands

The Wick - Serge Attukwei Clottey: Crossroads, Simon Lee Gallery, London, Photo: Prudence Cuming Associates
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Viewing Serge Attukwei Clottey: Crossroads

The Wick - Installation view:
Julian Opie, OP.VR@LISSON/London
©Julian Opie, Courtesy Lisson Gallery
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Viewing Julian Opie: OP.VR@LISSON/London

The Wick - Installation view of Mike Nelson, Triple Bluff Canyon (the woodshed), 2004. Various materials. M25, 2023. Found tyres. Photo: Matt Greenwood. Courtesy the artist and the Hayward Gallery.
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Viewing Nike Nelson: ‘Extinction Beckons’

The Wick - My Reality is Different, 2022 (detail);
Animation chamber, 9-channel installation, sound: 25.15 mins
© Nalini Malani; Photo: Luke Walker
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Viewing Nalini Malani: My Reality is Different

The Wick - ‘Collect’, the annual international fair produced by the Crafts Council at Somerset House in London, showcasing contemporary craft and design from 40 galleries and works from over 400 artists. Picture date: Wednesday March 1, 2023. PA Photo. The 19th edition of ‘Collect’ features textile, jewellery, furniture, ceramics, metalwork, fibre art, and glass made in the last five years. The fair runs from March 3 – 5, alongside online presentations of all participating galleries in partnership with online art marketplace, Artsy until March 12. Photo credit should read: David Parry/PA Wire.
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Viewing Collect art fair