• Art of Inspiration

    • Each month, the gallery will release a new text by one of the twelve writers that comprise ‘Audio Works’.

    The Serpentine Gallery’s newest project, ‘Bridge Commission’, combines literature and walks / 

    The beautiful outdoor spaces of the Serpentine Gallery will be embellished for their most recent project. The prestigious London-based gallery has always featured some of the best exhibitions and the works of highly influential creators. An example of this is the annual commission of the architectural Pavillion, which is acclaimed worldwide, has been designed by the likes of Rem Koolhaas, Frank Gehry and Herzog & de Meuron are some of the architects that have participated in this annual celebration that began thirteen years ago.

    The gallery offers a stimulating experience through the inauguration of a new space: The Sackler Gallery. This exuberating construction was designed by the Zaha Hadid Architects and was named after Doctor Mortimer and Dame Theresa Sackler, since the entrepreneur’s foundation donated a large sum that made the gallery’s project possible.

    The gallery invited twelve writers to participate in the Bridge Commission Audio Walks project. The visitors who wish to enjoy the project can download the audio tracks from the Serpentine Gallery’s official website; these will last approximately as long as it takes to visit the entire gallery. The project began on November 5 and will last until September 28, each month a new track will be released.

    Some of the participating authors include the novelist Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, the author of Half of a Yellow Sun (2007) and Americanah (2013); Ben Lerner, author of The Lichtenberg Figures (2004) and the Mexican, Valeria Luiselli, author of Faces in the Crowd (2012). If you wish to know more about the event, its authors and audios, you can visit the Bridge Commission’s official website.

    This inspiring project, together with the new space and constant flow of new commissions and interesting events place the Serpentine Gallery as a space that is constantly ahead of the vanguard, it is undoubtedly one of the most interesting proponents of art in the world.

    Tagged: Serpentine Gallery, contemporary art, Bridge Commission Audio Walks