Serpentine Pavilion 2022

I thought I should go and see this year’s Seroentine Pavilion designed by Theaster Gates: a big, black cylinder with a hole in the roof:-

In some way, of course, this imagery has been extensively worked through, not least by Mark Rothko in the Rothko Chapel in Houston and James Turrell in his light installations. I don’t think this invalidates the authority of the black drum – part-funereal and part-meditative. It’s only a bit odd that one can buy a cup of coffee which slightly detracts from the idea that it is sacred space:-


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