Hans Arp

Ovi Bimba

11 June - 14 July 2012


For its first exhibition back at the newly renovated Löwenbräu brewery building, Hauser & Wirth is proud to present 'Ovi Bimba', a major exhibition of important and rarely seen works by painter, sculptor, poet and Dada pioneer, Hans Arp. Curated by renowned Dada scholar Juri Steiner, 'Ovi Bimba' features over seventy works ranging from wood reliefs and collages to lithographs and bronze sculptures. The exhibition positions these diverse pieces alongside those of Arp's fellow artists, including his wife, Sophie Taeuber-Arp. In addition to providing a selective overview of Arp's enigmatic practice, 'Ovi Bimba' furthers the gallery's longstanding commitment to presenting museum-quality exhibitions of contemporary and modern masters.

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About the Artist

Hans Arp

Hans Arp is a familiar figure of classical Modernism and 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,...

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