Installation view, ‘GRUPPENAUSSTELLUNG,’ Hauser & Wirth Somerset, 2023 © Archiv Franz West / Estate Franz West. Courtesy the Franz West Foundation. Photo: Ken Adlard⁠

GRUPPENAUSSTELLUNG Walkthrough: Franz West Presentation

  • Mon 27 November 2023
  • 5 – 6 pm

Join us for an after-hours exhibition walkthrough of the works by Franz West featured in ‘GRUPPENAUSSTELLUNG’ Act Two with Ines Turian, Managing Director of Franz West Werknutzungsgesellschaft, at Hauser & Wirth Somerset.

The guided tour will provide a unique opportunity to explore key themes within the Franz West presentation and discuss the Austrian artist’s prolific career.

Tickets are free, however advance booking is required. We encourage attendees to donate to our 2023 – 2024 charity partner Bruton Community Library.

GRUPPENAUSSTELLUNG’ is a celebration of Hauser & Wirth’s Swiss heritage through a playful presentation of over 20 artists. The multidisciplinary exhibition is inspired by the notion of a traditional Kunsthalle, conceived as a place to showcase groundbreaking art and explore contemporary issues with a broad audience. The exhibition is on view at Hauser & Wirth Somerset through Monday 1 January 2024.

About Franz West
A modern master of the late 20th Century, Franz West (1947 – 2012) is best known for his interactive installations, employing everyday materials to rupture the boundaries between an ‘art object’ and the outside world. The elevation of audience participation in his artmaking often invited elements of chance, accidents and multiple interpretations. West did not believe in an isolated creative genius. Instead, he looked to connection and community as a driving force, overturning conventional ideas of authorship.

About Ines Turian
Since 2016, Ines Turian has been the Managing Director of Franz West Werknutzungsgesellschaft, together with Thomas Dalfen, which is owned by the Franz West Foundation. Prior to this, she was the Studio Manager for Franz West, working closely with the artist from 1997 – 2012. Turian has edited key publications on the artist including: ‘Franz West Notes, Writings 1975 – 2011,’ (2018), together with Hans Ulrich Obrist, (English edition); and ‘Franz West, Gesammelte Gespraeche und Interviews,’ (2005), together with Johannes Schlebruegge, (German edition). Turian studied Art History in Vienna, Austria and Frankfurt/Main, Germany.

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. 

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