How Very Serpentine

This sign quite possibly sums up our current decade. Standing outside London’s Serpentine Gallery, it offers welcome, but with conditions attached. It speaks of inclusivity, but threatens exclusion. Now it is quite possible that rude people have entered the gallery and sworn at the quality of the modern installations which the curators are pleased to call art. This is clearly unacceptable. Or, does the inclusivity here speak of an acceptance of all things liberal and metropolitan? Ensure your views conform with our expectations, otherwise you will be excluded from our inclusive gallery. Either way, I was a little surprised by how a welcome sign could send a shiver down my spine. How very serpentine.