What’s On Magazine September 2017 issue features exclusive
pictures from the 2017 Serpentine Gallery Summer Party!
Leading figures from the worlds of international art, architecture, design, fashion, music, film and business came together to celebrate and raise funds for the Serpentine’s globally acclaimed exhibitions, architecture, education and live programmes.
Guests experienced a truly interactive party, representing the spirit of both the Serpentine Galleries and CHANEL, with visuals curated by Hans Ulrich Obrist, Yana Peel and Es Devlin. The acclaimed stage designer, who has worked previously with the Serpentine and CHANEL, created Mirror Image, a bespoke installation in collaboration with CHANEL. Devlin also collaborated with Google Arts and Culture, working with creative technologist Ross Goodwin to create POEMPORTRAIT, an interactive photo booth which combines machine learning, poetry and design. Guests were invited to donate a single word, which an algorithm turns into a poem that forms the photographic flash in the booth.
Music at The Summer Party included a live performance by Rita Ora, and DJ sets by Jamie XX, Caius Pawson, Benji B, and Seb Chew. Stage and video content was by the artist Cao Fei, while artist Athena Papadopoulos contributed a sculptural landscape across The Summer Party site, entitled Gurney 1 (2017) and Gurney ii, (2017).