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Serpentine Pavilion 2022 Black Chapel in London
13 Aug 2022
Design: Theaster Gates
Location: Kensington Gardens, West London, UK
Photos: Ste Murray
Serpentine Pavilion 2022 Building
Designed by Chicago-based artist Theaster Gates, the Serpentine Pavilion 2022 Black Chapel draws inspiration from many of the architectural typologies that ground the artist’s practice.
The structure, realised with the support of Adjaye Associates, references the bottle kilns of Stoke-on-Trent, the beehive kilns of the Western United States, San Pietro and the Roman tempiettos, and traditional African structures, such as the Musgum mud huts of Cameroon, and the Kasubi Tombs of Kampala, Uganda.
The Pavilion’s circularity and volume echo the sacred forms of Hungarian round churches and the ring shouts, voodoo circles and roda de capoeira witnessed in the sacred practices of the African diaspora.
Black Chapel is a site for contemplation and convening, set within the grounds of Serpentine in Kensington Gardens. The structure’s central oculus emanates a single source of light to create a sanctuary for reflection, refuge and conviviality.
The project mirrors the artist’s ongoing engagement with ‘the vessel’ in his studio practice, and with space-making through his celebrated urban regeneration projects.
Drawn to the meditative environment of the Rothko Chapel – which holds fourteen paintings by American artist Mark Rothko in Houston, Texas – Gates has produced a series of new tar paintings titled Seven Songs for Black Chapel.
Creating a space that reflects the artist’s hand and sensibilities, seven paintings hang from the interior. In these works, Gates honours his father’s craft as a roofer by using roofing strategies including torch down, a method which requires an open flame to heat material and affix it to a surface.
Serpentine Pavilion 2022 in London, England
Design: Theaster Gates – https://www.theastergates.com/
Completion date: 2022
Building levels: 1
Photography: Ste Murray – https://www.ste.ie/
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Location: Kensington Gardens, London, W2 3XA, England, UK
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5 Jul 2019
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Serpentine Pavilion 2019
Architect: Junya Ishigam
photo © Ste Murray
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Serpentine Pavilion 2007 original architect : Snøhetta
Serpentine Pavilion architect 2006 : Rem Koolhaas / OMA
Serpentine Pavilion architect 2005 : Álvaro Siza & Eduardo Souto de Moura
Serpentine Pavilion architect 2003 : Oscar Niemeyer
Serpentine Pavilion architect 2002 : Toyo Ito
Serpentine Pavilion architect 2001 : Daniel Libeskind
Serpentine Pavilion architect 2000 : Zaha Hadid Architects
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