Installation view, ‘Present Tense’, Hauser & Wirth Somerset, 2024. Photo: Ken Adlard

Opening Celebrations: ‘Present Tense’

  • Sat 27 January 2024
  • 12 – 2 pm

Join us to celebrate the public opening of our new exhibition ‘Present Tense’ at Hauser & Wirth Somerset. 

The gallery and garden will be open from 10 am – 4 pm, with complimentary soup, sausages and hot drinks being served in the farmyard from 12 – 2 pm.

The Implement Shed will be open from 2 – 4 pm with drop-in activities including drawing, poetry and creative word mapping inspired by the artists in ‘Present Tense,’ facilitated by artist and poet Akhera Williams. 

Tickets are free, but we encourage you to register in advance.

About ‘Present Tense’
‘Present Tense’ will spotlight the next generation of artists living and working in the UK, from emerging to mid-career, celebrating a breadth of creative talent and socially engaged practices. The multifaceted group presentation will consist of 23 contemporary artists outside of the Hauser & Wirth roster, testing the boundaries of their mediums to address and confront notions of identity, consciousness, humanity and representation. Through their individual lens, each artist is responding to the cultural climate of the UK right now, depicting a range of lived experiences that co-exist and connect within the rich fabric of the same location.

The exhibition will be on view from Saturday 27 January – Sunday 28 April.

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.