Serpentine Pavillion 2021: Sumayya Vally. Counterspace

On the occasion of Serpentine Pavilion 2021 designed by Sumayya Vally, Counterspace, Serpentine has co-published a catalogue with Verlag der Buchhandlung Walther und Franz König. Richly illustrated and designed by Joseph Kohlmaier, it includes contributions by a number of artists, poets and writers including Siphokazi Jonas, Lesley Lokko, Courttia Newland, Ain Bailey and Imani Robinson and an interview between Sumayya Vally and Sir David Adjaye OBE, the project’s curator Natalia Grabowska and Serpentine Artistic Director Hans Ulrich Obrist.

Siphokazi Jonas has written a poem in response to the themes explored in the design of this Pavilion. Courttia Newland contributed a short story set in London, The Gold that Built the City and Lesley Lokko wrote about Vally’s practice through the lens of their friendship. The catalogue also includes excerpts from Imani Robinson’s lyrical response to Ain Bailey’s sound commission ATLANTIC RAILTON. The texts are accompanied by a conversation between Sumayya Vally, Sir David Adjaye OBE, Natalia Grabowska and Hans Ulrich Obrist. The inclusion of archival and research images gives insight into the design process and brings together the many places and histories that inspired the design of the Pavilion.

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Publisher ‏ : ‎ Verlag der Buchhandlung Walther Konig; 1st edition (24 Feb. 2022)

Language ‏ : ‎ English

Paperback ‏ : ‎ 260 pages

ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 375330140X

ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-3753301402

Dimensions ‏ : ‎ 13.6 x 1.9 x 21 cm