Serpentine South Gallery 12 Mar — 25 Apr 2010 Free

London-based artist Giles Round relocated his studio to the Gallery’s Sackler Centre for Arts Education, where he was in residence and working with the public.

The Sackler Centre for Arts Education

The Studio of Giles Round

Friday 12 March–Sunday 25 April

The Sackler Centre for Arts Education

For the duration of the Richard Hamilton: Modern Moral Matters exhibition (3 March–25 April 2010) London-based artist Giles Round brought together new and previous works to create a studio at the Serpentine Gallery where he was in residence.

The Studio of Giles Round was a project developed from the artist’s practice and interests and for the duration was a space not only for the production of new work but also for research, discussion and social interaction.

Round’s work utilises the formal language of modernist and minimalist art and design and explores the interaction of structure and ornament that references the homemaking of such pioneers of art and architecture as Dieter Rams, Donald Judd and Ernö Goldfinger. In The Studio of Giles Round he explores conserving and recreating the 20th century, forgotten design and design processes, geometric pattern and typography through a series of workshops and events.


Serpentine Late:

Open Studio and Publication Launch

Thursday 11 March


An evening opening of The Studio of Giles Round was accompanied by the launch of The Limit, the first limited edition artist’s book by Mexican artist Laureana Toledo, and the fourth issue of the literary journal TO HELL WITH JOURNALS, edited by Charles Arsène-Henry and Hans Ulrich Obrist. The fourth issue of the literary journal TO HELL WITH JOURNALS features 16 visual artists dealing with the word Fiction. Their contributions take the shape of a Photographic-story, a Joke, a Script, a Performance instruction, an Interview, a set of Patterns, a Short story, a Portrait, a Frozen moment, an Epilogue, a Diary, a Hidden Text, an Essay, a Hyper-reduced legendary novel, a Two-handed story and an Image.

With Charles Avery, Paul Chan, Keren Cytter, Paul Elliman with the Pattern Foundry, Hu Fang, Ryan Gander, Liam Gillick, Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster, Joseph Grigely and Amy Vogel, Miranda July, Terence Koh, Philippe Parreno, Raqs Media Collective, Pamela Rosenkranz, Tino Sehgal, Jalal Toufic.

Seminar: Pattern in the 20th century

Tuesday 16 March


Workshops: Making Floorcloths

Session 1: Tuesday 30 March

Session 2: Tuesday 6 April

Session 3: Tuesday 13 April

Family Day

Saturday 10 April


In conversation with Giles Round

Saturday 24 April


Round talked about his work and his project at the Serpentine Gallery looking into the relationship between pattern and his practice.


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