Hauser & Wirth is delighted to invite you to the opening reception for ‘A Luta Continua,’ an exhibition of the Sylvio Perlstein Collection. This is the first presentation of the Perlstein collection in Asia. Over the course of more than five decades, Perlstein has assembled an intensely personal collection rooted in a passion for the work of groundbreaking artists.
The Collection traces the course of twentieth-century art, from Dada and Surrealism to Abstraction, Land Art, Conceptual Art, Minimal Art, Pop Art, Op Art, Arte Povera, Nouveau Réalisme, and Contemporary Art. But above all, ‘A Luta Continua’ testifies to the power of connoisseurship and collecting as a talent, an art in itself.
Curated by David Rosenberg, ‘A Luta Continua’ takes its title from South African artist Thomas Mulcaire’s eponymous neon sculpture, which translates from Portuguese as ‘the struggle continues’ and hangs on the façade of Perlstein’s home. ‘A Luta Continua’ will span across two floors of Hauser & Wirth’s Hong Kong space in the H Queen’s building. This exhibition follows its US presentation at Hauser & Wirth New York last year.
The exhibition focuses on four main pillars of the Perlstein collection: Dada & Surrealism, vintage photography from the twentieth-century, Minimalism, and a compilation of contemporary artists Perlstein is deeply passionate about. There are around 200 works on view by some 112 artists. Among these are Josef Albers, Carl Andre, Diane Arbus, Hans Bellmer, André Breton, Marcel Broodthaers, Marcel Duchamp, Max Ernst, Hannah Höch, Jenny Holzer, Donald Judd, Sol LeWitt, René Magritte, Man Ray, Bruce Nauman, Brice Marden, Robert Morris, Edward Ruscha, Robert Ryman, Fred Sandback, and Andy Warhol.