Serpentine is delighted to present Alienarium 5, a major exhibition by leading experimental artist Dominique Gonzalez-
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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 20 years of Gonzalez-
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-
The space inside the gallery will be transformed into an immersive sensory environment, incorporating visual, sonic, olfactory, tactile and live engagements that expand the audience’s ability to imagine alternative forms of life and alien encounters.
In the artist’s words, the exhibition can be thought of as a “mutant place contributing to the invention of new technologies of consciousness,” while also functioning as “an anti-
Inspired by Serpentine’s historical position as a tea house and site of rendez-
In the creation of this supernatural environment, the artist prompts us to ask: What if aliens were in love with us? What would change, why and how?
Bettina Korek, CEO, and Hans Ulrich Obrist, Artistic Director, Serpentine, say: “Dominique Gonzalez-
An exhibition catalogue co-
Forming part of the Live Programme for Alienarium 5, live apparitions will appear at various points throughout the duration of the exhibition.
Beginning with her participation in the 1992 Exhibit A: Eight Artists from Europe and America and in Serpentine’s Poetry Marathon in 2009, Gonzalez-
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