28 February – 4 March 2018
Park Avenue Armory
643 Park Avenue
New York NY
At this year’s ADAA, Hauser & Wirth is devoting its booth to a solo presentation of work by modern master Hans Arp.
A familiar figure of classical Modernism, Hans Arp was a key contributor in the development of Dada and Surrealism in the early twentieth century. Focusing his attention on everyday objects, Arp created his own unique ‘object language’ using a nonsensical vocabulary: plate, fork, knife, clock, tie, moustache, lips, breasts. With a playful hand he juggled the dominant art currents of the time, combining seemingly contradictory geometric and organic formal idioms with the artistic ‘-isms’ of his epoch.
Arp’s innovative and influential practice prefigured the Fluxus movement, inspired artists such as Anthony Caro and Joan Miró, and forged a path for contemporary performance art.