Eleanor Antin
Eleanor Antin Two Eleanors, 1973 Silver gelatin print mounted on board 11 x 14 inches Courtesy of Ronald Feldman Fine Arts, New York

The Serpentine Gallery has announced a new summer season of Park Nights, its annual series of experimental and interdisciplinary encounters, situated in the 2017 Serpentine Pavillion designed by award-winning, Burkina Faso born architect Francis Kere.

In partnership with COS, this year’s Park Nights will see artists and other practitioners respond to Francis Kere’s pavilion, which is inspired by the role of the tree in the landscape. Kere’s structure encourages gathering under shelter and fosters a connection with nature. In response, each Park Night evening will examine the flow and movement of people, both in the space and in wider social contexts.

Highlights include artist Shen Xin who presents a live interpretation of her film, “provocation of the Nightingale,” that investigates moving image and performance through the scripted and the informative, exploring how emotion, judgement, and ethics circulate within individual and collective subjects.

Shen Xin, Provocation of the Nightingale

Friday 15 September will see performance artist, film-maker and feminist artist Eleanor Antin present a new performance reading based on three of her books: Conversations with Stalin, An artist’s life: Eleanor Antinova and Being Antinova.

Park Nights 2017

30 June – 22 September
Serpentine Pavilion, Kensington Gardens
Tickets £5/£4 (concessions). Booking is required. Tickets available at the Serpentine Galleries 0207 402 6075 or ticketweb.co.uk

For more information please visit the Serpentine Gallery website