SERPENTINE GALLERY 2012 - LONDON
The Serpentine Gallery in association with Silencio presented a stunning line-up of live acts for its Future Contemporaries Party during the London 2012 Fashion Week. This annual fundraiser for the gallery’s young patrons took place on 17 september 2012 in the Serpentine Gallery Pavilion 2012, designed by Herzog & de Meuron and Ai weiwei. The Kills topped the bill, with Jamie Hince and Alice Mosshart delivering dark guitar riffs and haunting lyrics on the stage set up infront of the white columns of the Serpentine Gallery, and against the backdrop of the Herzog & de Meuron and Ai weiwei’s visionary pavilion. Earlier, in the intimate setting beneath the pavilion’s canopy, chicago duo wild belle performed an atmospheric set of breezy pop hooks and island rhythms. There were dj sets from france-based Brodinski and London-based Trevor Jackson, who has worked with Soulwax and the doves. They were joined by resident dj at Silencio Erik Rug. Food was created by rising culinary stars Isaac Mchale of the Young Turks and Daniel willis of the Clove club, alongside a bespoke cocktail menu created especially for the event by Rob Mc Hardy bar manager from Silencio Paris and wine from bibendum.