How does your garden grow?

This year’s Serpentine Gallery art marathon, an annual event which sees a host of artists, designers and other creative types present their work over a period of two days, takes gardens as its central theme.

Peter Saville, World of sex ultra blush
Peter Saville, World of sex ultra blush

Inspired by the Piet Oudolf-designed garden in Peter Zumthor’s Serpentine Gallery Pavilion, a steller line-up including Peter Saville, Alice Rawsthorn and Paul Smith will be creating and presenting garden-inspired work in a geodesic dome outside the gallery.

Charles Jencks, The Avenue of Doubles focuses through a sewer pipe on a volcano 375 million years old
Charles Jencks, The Avenue of Doubles focuses through a sewer pipe on a volcano 375 million years old

Curated by Hans Ulrich Obrist, the line-up also features mathematician Marcus de Sautoy, film-maker Adam Curtis, artist Wolfgang Tillmans and (an expert in the field) garden designer Dan Pearson.

Elizabeth Diller, High Line New York

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Elizabeth Diller, High Line New York

The Serpentine says the event will explore ‘the significance of the garden in our experience of the world, as well as cutting-edge research in biodiversity, conservation and genetics’.

Giuseppe Penone, Elevazione bronze 5 guarita trees

Source: photo copyright Archivio Penone

Giuseppe Penone, Elevazione bronze 5 guarita trees

The Serpentine Gallery Garden Marathon runs from 15-16 October at the Serpentine Gallery, London W2

Pablo Bronstein, Garden a la Mode, Tate Britain London 2010

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Pablo Bronstein, Garden a la Mode, Tate Britain London 2010

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  • tam Joseph November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

    It looks really interesting, I wish that I had been informed beforehand.

  • Jessica Staley November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

    Please bring this exhibition to Dubai, it looks fantastic

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