|Serpentine Pavilion 2015 designed by selgascano // Photo by Iwan Baan|
Click and #hashtag your way through London this summer at picture perfect art exhibitions that take you from Hyde Park to the Southbank and on through to east London’s Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park.
The Serpentine Gallery in the glorious Kensington Garden area of Hyde Park hosts a renowned annual commission of temporary buildings by international architects. This year, in celebration of its 15th installation, Madrid-based architects selgascano have created a ‘festive folly’ themed pavilion, a truly stunning psychedelic, webby worm of tunnels and secret corridors that is undeniably photogenic. The use of iridescent fabrics, interwoven with a rainbow of ribbon-like polymer strips is the closest thing imaginable to walking through a life-size kaleidoscope.
|Carsten Höller, Isomeric Slides, 2015 © Carsten Höller. Installation View Carsten Höller l Decision, Hayward Gallery, London 2015. Courtesy of the artist and LUMA Foundation Photo © Linda Nylind|
There are selfie opportunities galore in the Southbank Centre at the new interactive installation “Decision” by Belgian artist Carsten Holler, which has you choosing your path through hands on, head in or even feet first exhibitions that range from giant mushrooms to larger than life dice, not to mention flying machines (that you can actually ride) culminating in a choice of two circular isometric slides as you exit the exhibition from the roof of the building for a ride several stories down.
Finally, stroll The Line, a new three-mile sculpture trail along the River Lea from the Greenwich Meridian to Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, with colorful and striking contemporary pieces by the likes of Gary Hume, Martin Creed, Antony Gormley and Turner Prize winner Damien Hirst. The Line is London's first dedicated modern art walk, which takes around three hours to complete on foot along winding waterways with a Thames crossing on the Emirates Airline cable car, photo worthy in its own right with 360° panoramic London views at 300 feet up.
Happy snapping! From London with love, xx