Beginning in fall 2016, Hauser & Wirth will occupy 548 West 22nd Street as a temporary downtown location in New York City, while constructing its future permanent home on the site next door. 548 West 22nd Street is a beautiful 4-story masonry structure that hosted Dia Art Foundation’s exhibitions from 1987 to 2004. The building will open to the public in early November 2016 with exhibitions by Rita Ackermann and Philip Guston.
Additional features will be Hauser & Wirth Publisher‘s first dedicated bookshop, accessible from the street, and housing Publisher‘s extensive collection of monographs, artist‘s books, historic exhibition catalogues, collections of artist‘s writings, and catalogues raisonnés. Designed by Björn and Oddur Roth, the son and grandson of the late
artist Dieter Roth, the bookshop will lead directly into the newest edition of the Roth New York Bar, which will be a fully functioning café and bar for visitors.
In early 2017, Hauser & Wirth will close its currently temporary space at 511 West 18th Street and will move all downtown activities to 548 West 22nd Street, while its permanent home is under construction at 542 West 22nd Street. The gallery‘s townhouse at 32 East 69th Street is, and will continue to be, a central part of the gallery’s life, and will continue to present exhibitions and public programs in its intimate setting.