London

London

Felix Gonzalez-Torres

Serpentine Galleries
Kensington Gardens
June 1–July 16, 2000

Turning thirty can be traumatic; to celebrate, the Serpentine is throwing a Felix Gonzalez-Torres retrospective. Strategically selective rather than encyclopedic, chief curator Lisa Corrin's exhibition accounts for both architectural and social geographies, emphasizing the public nature of the late artist's work. Billboards will mix it up with his signature unlimited-edition candy spills, stacks, and light pieces in the gallery and at satellite sites throughout the city, including a local hospital, the London Underground, and, more festively, Finsbury Park during Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras. The show's centerpiece is a textual self-portrait stenciled around the upper walls of the Serpentine's Great Dome, where a go-go dancer in a silver bikini will perform on a platform.