What’s On Magazine at The Serpentine Gallery Summer Party

What’s On Magazine August 2019 is out now with our pictures from The Serpentine Gallery Summer Party.
You will also find a comprehensive list of forthcoming events for August in your local area as well as many London exhibitions.
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Hosted by Michael R. Bloomberg, Hans Ulrich Obrist, CHANEL and Sir David Adjaye, The Summer Party, the Serpentine’s celebrated annual fundraiser, took place in the grounds of the Serpentine Gallery.
The Party celebrated a summer of exhibitions by pioneering artists at the Serpentine, with both Faith Ringgold and Luchita Hurtado, alongside the inauguration of Junya Ishigami’s architecture Pavilion.

The Serpentine Galleries and CHANEL partnered for the third consecutive year to create a truly immersive party experience, with visuals and interactive installations by Es Devlin, JR and Google, amongst others.
Bringing together guests from the worlds of art, architecture, design, fashion, music and film to raise funds for the Galleries’ world-renowned architecture, exhibitions and live events programme.

Es Devlin’s rotating stage sculpture played host to a DJ set by Grammy award winning producer Mura Masa, followed by a live performance from Olly Alexander of Years & Years.

Google Arts & Culture, another long time collaborator of the Serpentine Galleries, will bring AR photography to this year’s party. Guests will be able to create collages using the app Weird Cuts, created by artists Molmol Kuo and Zach Lieberman with support from Google Arts & Culture. The collages will become part of an eclectic live artwork displayed throughout the evening.

JR premiered his latest installation ‘I in Eye’, 2019, a monumental immersive installation of an eye. Resembling a 2-d print of an eye, as guests approached the work they realised they could enter it through the pupil and had the opportunity to take a picture of themselves within the eye with their mobile phones.

Catering was provided by Cellar Society, while Coco’s Restaurant offered guests a seated dining experience, serving up Stone Bass with grilled artichoke and nettle risotto. Coco’s bar served up Casamigos Margaritas, Slingsby gin cocktails and Whispering Angel alongside shaved Zucchini, lemon ricotta ravioli and chargrilled beef fillet small plates. Guests were also treated to Taiwanese steamed buns provided by BAO London, kimchi and Mexican-style plant based bowls from Notting Hill’s Farmacy and Japanese mochi from Little Moons.