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Viewing:  Join AI pioneer Refik Anadol’s digital voyage beneath the sea

Visitors to Refik Anadol’s new London exhibition Echoes of the Earth: Living Archive will find themselves plunged into an underwater landscape and immersed in a forest inside the Serpentine North. The Turkish artist, technologist and AI pioneer trained a unique AI model with approximately five billion images of corals openly accessible online to create his new sound and video experience “Artificial Realities: Coral” (2023). The AI generates abstracted coral images to construct new visuals and colour combinations based on the datasets, transporting viewers to the sea’s watery depths.

Anadol’s Serpentine solo also includes the first UK showing of “Living Archive: Nature,” first exhibited at the World Economic Forum in Davos this year, turning part of the gallery into the AI model’s interpretation of a rainforest, complete with data of flora, fungi and fauna from 16 rainforest sites around the world. Through these installations, Anadol explores the ways in which technology dominates our daily lives, transforming the ways we perceive and experience time and space. Prepare to be mesmerised.

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16 February 2024 — 07 April 2024
The Wick - Yinka Shonibare CBE, Decolonised Structures, 2022-23. Fibreglass sculptures, hand-painted with Dutch wax pattern, gold leaf and wooden plinths. Dimensions variable. Commissioned by Sharjah Art Foundation. Courtesy of the artist and Goodman Gallery, Cape Town, Johannesburg, London and New York, James Cohan Gallery, New York and Stephen Friedman Gallery, London and New York. Photographer: Stephen White & Co. © Yinka Shonibare CBE
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Viewing Yinka Shonibare’s dazzling “Suspended States” take over Serpentine South

The Wick - Georg Baselitz
Oh, ach, dazwischen
Oil on canvas
© Georg Baselitz 2024. Photo © White Cube (Theo Christelis)
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Viewing Georg Baselitz confronts his past at White Cube

The Wick - Studio Lenca
Angelitos, 2024
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Viewing The pride – and pain – of Salvadoran painter Studio Lenca at Carl Freedman Gallery

The Wick - Franz West chairs
Photo: Matthieu Lavanchy
© Archiv Franz West, © Estate Franz West
Courtesy Archiv Franz West, Estate Franz West, and David Zwirner
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Viewing  PAD Paris’ cabinet of wonders

The Wick - Leilah Babirye, Nakambugu from the Kuchu Njovu Elephant Clan, 2023. Installation view at Yorkshire Sculpture Park 2024. Courtesy the artist and Stephen Friedman Gallery. Photo by Jonty Wilde.
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Viewing  Leilah Barbirye’s lively cast of wood and clay figures at Yorkshire Sculpture Park

The Wick - Close up of Lo zoo di Enzo by Nanda Vigo. Enzo Mari Curated by Hans Ulrich Obrist with Francesca Giacomelli © Eva Herzog for the Design Museum.
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Viewing  The radical – and often contradictory – vision of designer Enzo Mari