Map marathon

The Serpentine Gallery’s Marathon series will return in October with Map Marathon – a non-stop cavalcade of designers, architects, artists, poets, musicians, writers, philosophers, scholars and scientists, presenting works on a map theme.  

Hans Peter Feldmann - On the occasion of Serpentine Gallery Map Marathon. Photo © Hans Peter Feldmann
Hans Peter Feldmann – On the occasion of Serpentine Gallery Map Marathon. Photo © Hans Peter Feldmann

Curated by Serpentine Co-Director Hans Ulrich Obrist, the two day event will take place as part of Frieze Art Fair week on 16-17 October and explore mapping of data, space and time, multiple dimensions, language and the body.

Kader Attia - Serpentine Gallery Map Marathon. Image © Kader Attia
Kader Attia – Serpentine Gallery Map Marathon. Image © Kader Attia

Focusing on the influence and possibility of mapping in the twenty-first century, the exhibition will look at how the internet has brought maps into our daily lives, where they can be created, developed, collaborated on and shared.

The gallery says the exhibition ‘will challenge notions of art, culture, science and technology and methods of public discourse and debate.’

Jorge Macchi - Serpentine Gallery Map. Image © Jorge Macchi
Jorge Macchi – Serpentine Gallery Map. Image © Jorge Macchi

Look out for geographical maps, mindscapes and digital realms as explored through a revolving door of more than 50 contributors, including artists Gilbert and George and architect David Adjaye. 

The Map Marathon runs at the Serpentine Gallery, Kensington Gardens, London W2 on 16 and 17 October.

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