Summer Nights are coming to an end enjoy the magic of Kensington Gardens in the evening with that last of Park Nights 2017 events at Serpentine Galleries! The annual series of art, music, film, philosophy and technology conceived in response to Francis Kéré’s Pavilion 2017 encourages visitors to gather under its tree-like structure and connect with the natural landscape of the park.
Park Nights 2017 commenced on 30 June with renowned cinematographer and artist Arthur Jafa and hosted notorious guests such as dancer and choreographer Bouchra Ouizguen, artists Tamara Henderson and Shen Xin and the collective Black Quantum Futurism.
Final Park Nights 2017 Scheduled Events:
15 Sep 2017 – 8:00 PM
Eleanor Antin; Me, Myself and I
In the last events of the series, Park Nights will welcome pioneering performance artist Eleanor Antin. In Me, Myself & I, artist Eleanor Antin will read from three autobiographies; Conversations with Stalin, An Artist’s Life: Eleanora Antinova and Being Antinova, each authored by a different one of her selves.
Eleanor Antin is the creator of the iconic photo postcard epic The Adventures of 100 BOOTS, the notorious conceptual sculpture CARVING, paper-doll film thriller The Nurse and the Hijackers, The King of Solana Beach, and The Last Days of Pompeii among other works. Antin will read from three autobiographies, Conversations with Stalin, An Artist’s Life: Eleanora Antinova and Being Antinova, each authored by a different one of her selves.
22 Sep 2017 – 8:00 PM
Joseph Grigely, Blueberry Surprise
Grigely presents a play for three voices. The artist who is deaf, communicates with people who do not know sign language by asking them to write things down. These inscribed notes, collected over a period of ten years and edited into a new narrative, form the basis of Blueberry Surprise. Grigely is an artist and writer living in Chicago.
Please note that when Park Nights events are being held in the Pavilion and The Serpentine Gallery will be open until 8pm. Visit the website for more information
Image credit: Antin–Two Eleanors, 1973