Continuing its support of public art projects, Cos has once again teamed with The Serptentine Galleries to present its annual summer Park Nights program. Marking the fourth time the fashion brand and the British art institution have worked together, Park Nights comprises a series of music and dance performances, film screenings and literature events within the Serpentine Pavilion, this year designed by Danish architecture firm Bjarke Ingels Group [BIG], and running on selected Friday evenings between June and September.
This year’s Park Nights seeks to answer the questions of ‘What can performance do?’, exploring the transformative nature of performance through architecture, poetry, storytelling, theatre and art. Highlights include a live recording of BBC Radio 3’s Late Junction, and music performances inspired by Dada. The Pavilion itself, however, has become something of a prized architectural commission, with previous iterations by the likes of Sou Fujimoto, Herzog and de Meuron and Ai Weiwei. In tandem with the Pavilion, now in its 16th year, is the exhibition Summer Houses, with four architects creating 25sqm summer houses inspired by the nearby Queen Caroline’s Temple, a classical style summer house built in 1734.
To mark the partnership, Cos has released a limited edition t-shirt for men and women, available only from selected London stores, the Serpentine Galleries and online in Europe, with proceeds donated back to the Serpentine Trust to help support future commissions.