‘Today we reboot the planet’ installation by Argentinian artist Adrián Villar Rojas, at the Serpentine Sackler Gallery designed by Zaha Hadid. Image © Serpentine Sackler gallery / Jörg Baumann
‘Today we reboot the planet’ sculptures appear as relics from an imagined future, creating a seemingly fossilized world of ancient monuments. the exhibition space just opened to the public.
Images © Serpentine Sackler gallery / Jörg Baumann
Villar Rojas tells the Guardian:
“The way we are using clay is super-experimental — because the material is too fragile, because the pieces are difficult to transport, because they are cracking, they deteriorate in a totally disproportionate way. I never smash the sculpture to get the cracks. it just happens.”
Serpentine Sackler Gallery by Zaha Hadid:
The Serpentine Sackler Gallery by Zaha Hadid Architects gives new life to The Magazine, a former 1805 gunpowder store, located seven minutes’ walk from the Serpentine Gallery on the north side of the Serpentine Bridge. With 900 square metres of new gallery, restaurant and social space, the Serpentine’s second space in Kensington Gardens is a new cultural destination in the heart of London. This autumn, the Serpentine presents its unrivalled programme of exhibitions and events across both Galleries and into Kensington Gardens.
The Serpentine Sackler Gallery consists of two distinct parts, namely the conversion of a classical 19th century brick structure – The Magazine – and a 21st century tensile structure. The Magazine was designed as a Gunpowder Store in 1805. It comprises two raw brick barrel vaulted spaces (where the gunpowder was stored) and a lower square-shaped surrounding structure with a frontal colonnade.
Images © Zaha Hadid / Luke Hayes.
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