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Ursula is a quarterly art magazine from Hauser & Wirth featuring essays, profiles, interviews, original portfolios, and photography by some of the most thought-provoking writers and artists in the world.

‘Monsters Exist Because We Create Them’: Turning to Leon Golub in a Time of Crisis


There is no way to write without writing about the pandemic. Everything is colored by malaise. An online article tells me that my untranslatable feelings about...

Seeing the Forest for the Trees


One of the first things that you draw as a child are trees. The unsteady lines on the paper find a structure in the form of a tree. A line topped with a circle...
1997-Maurizio Cattelan, Untitled, 1997, © DR (François Pinault Foundation)

Mussolini’s Microphone: A conversazione between Maurizio Cattelan and Fabio Mauri

In Conversation

In a career that lasted more than half a century, Fabio Mauri, one of the most prominent members of the postwar Italian avant-garde, used his drawings,...

Bibliotheca Hermetica: Mario Diacono and the arts of alchemy

The Keepers

Poet, essayist and gallerist Mario Diacono, on the cusp of his 90th year, has led one of the most unusual lives in postwar contemporary art, beginning with his...

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