Serpentine is delighted to present Alienarium 5, a major exhibition by leading experimental artist Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster. On display at Serpentine South from 14 April until 4 September 2022, this is the artist’s first major institutional solo show in the UK since TH.2058 at Tate Modern’s Turbine Hall in 2008.
Following a long line of projects such as Cosmodrome at Le Consortium in 2001 (Dijon, France), Chronotypes & Dioramas at Dia Art Foundation (New York, 2009), Pynchon Park at MAAT (Lisbon, 2017) and Martian Dreams Ensemble at GFZK (Leipzig, 2018), Alienarium 5 is a vision resulting from over twenty years of Gonzalez-Foerster’s explorations into science-fiction and alien life, and her experiments in deep space.
Conceived specifically for Serpentine, the exhibition will feature almost entirely new work engaging both the gallery’s internal and external spaces. Alienarium 5 is a speculative environment in which to imagine possible encounters with extra-terrestrials. Approaching from the park, visitors will come across a statue in remembrance of the coming alien developed by the artist together with writer and philosopher, Paul B. Preciado.
Visible from outside the gallery will be Holorama, a new work created together this time with Perez, a musician and Gonzalez-Foerster’s co-conspirator for Exotourisme, a musical project begun in 2018 which built upon an earlier exhibition of the same title presented at the Centre Pompidou in 2002. Source and images Courtesy of Serpentine.