Theaster Gates’s Serpentine Pavilion, Black Chapel, opens June 10 at Kensington Gardens

Chicago-based social practice artist Theaster Gates’s Black Chapel is set to debut at London’s Kensington Gardens as the first non-architect-designed commission in the 22-history of the Serpentine Pavilion, the Serpentine Galleries’ flagship annual temporary architecture program. For his Black Chapel, which opens to the public June 10 and kicks off a full season of summertime creative programming hosted by the Serpentine, Gates received an architectural assist from Adjaye Associates.

On June 8, Gates will be joined by David Adjaye, who also sat on this year’s Serpentine Pavilion selection committee, for a discussion with Serpentine artistic director Hans Ulrich Obrist on their “work in art,

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