Marianne Huotari, Ananasakäämä, 2021, Photo: Marianne Huotari and LOEWE FOUNDATION; Celia Pym, Fraser’s Jacket (detail), 2022. Photo: Michele Panzeri

Opening Reception: ‘Strange Friends’ and ‘Connect. Reveal. Conceal’

  • Wed 16 August 2023
  • 6 – 8 pm

Join us to celebrate the opening of two new Make Hauser & Wirth exhibitions in London: ‘Strange Friends’ and ‘Connect. Reveal. Conceal’. Attendance is free and reservations are not required.

This event will run alongside the opening reception for ‘Holding Space’, a new exhibition at Hauser & Wirth London in partnership with Hospital Rooms. Please be advised that photographs will be taken at this event for use on the Hauser & Wirth website, social media and in other marketing materials.

About ‘Strange Friends’ Featuring Alice Walton, James Shaw, Nicola Tassie, Jochen Holz, Marianne Huotari, Jinya Zhao and Julia Obermaier.

Make Hauser & Wirth’s summer exhibition in London, ‘Strange Friends’ brings together a collective of artist-makers exploring new conceptual narratives through mixed material disciplines including glass, clay and stone. Across large scale installations and still life compositions, the exhibition considers the way in which we interact with objects and how they in turn occupy space. Employing visual and tactile stimulation, the works question how we encounter the complexity and possibility of color and our sensory response to textural and surface finish.

About ‘Connect. Reveal. Conceal’ Featuring Amy Revier, Celia Pym and Donna Lynch (Studio Ashay)

Make Hauser & Wirth’s summer exhibition in London, ‘Connect. Reveal. Conceal’ presents distinct explorations in material practice and thinking of three artists. Through an expanded study of textiles, each communicates a culturally familiar visual language, moving fluidly between the everyday and the imagined, suggestion and intent, sense and memory of touch. The meeting of the maker’s hand with the instinctive and skilled application of process and technique, elicits works imbued with meaning and metaphor.

Both exhibitions are on view at Hauser & Wirth London from Thursday 17 August through Saturday 16 September 2023.

About Make Hauser & Wirth Make Hauser & Wirth is a dedicated space for contemporary making and the crafted object, committed to showcasing some of the world’s best emerging and established artist-makers. Make is a natural extension of the wider Hauser & Wirth gallery ethos, embracing art, craft, gardens, food and architecture. Since launching in 2018 in Somerset, UK, Make has presented work by over 80 artist-makers and provided valuable insights into material-led processes and the rich narratives of their practices. In addition to presentations in London, UK and Zurich, Switzerland, Make continues its international program in Southampton NY.

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