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Inaugurating Our New Basel Gallery With Switzerland’s First Solo Exhibition of Vilhelm Hammershøi

23 March 2024

We are pleased to announce that the gallery’s new Basel space will be inaugurated with ‘Vilhelm Hammershøi. Silence,’ the first solo exhibition in Switzerland to explore the achievements of the celebrated 19th- and early 20th-century Danish master. Curated by art historian Dr. Felix Krämer, a leading expert on Hammershøi, the presentation brings together 18 works from private collections, including numerous paintings rarely exhibited before.

Phyllida Barlow Outdoor Sculpture Unveiled in Somerset

22 May 2024

As part of ‘Phyllida Barlow. unscripted,’ curated by Frances Morris, a presentation of sculpture is on view across all of the outdoor spaces at our Somerset gallery, including works from the artist’s ‘PRANK’ series and works being shown in open air for the first time. The landmark exhibition brings together a collection of the artist’s signature elements from several major installations, including work made in the last year of Barlow’s life. 

George Rouy Joins Hauser & Wirth in Collaboration With Hannah Barry Gallery

22 May 2024

We are pleased to announce representation of British artist George Rouy in collaboration with Hannah Barry Gallery. George Rouy’s artistic pursuit delves into the physicality and movement of the body, navigating contradictions, harmonies and perpetual transformations. In his paintings, a dynamic and signature deployment of the human figure, vexed with desire, alienation and crisis, results in rhapsodic portraits of identity in the globalized and technologically driven 21st Century.

Cal State LA Student Filmmakers Spotlight Nonprofits Dedicated to Community Empowerment

16 May 2024

For the Spring 2024 semester of Community Impact Media, a shared project between the gallery and Cal State LA, student filmmakers drew inspiration from the exhibition RETROaction (part two). Their films illuminate the stories of nonprofits committed to the socioeconomic transformation in South LA communities and organizations advocating for those impacted by the juvenile justice system.

Announcing our Learning Partnership with The Drawing Center in New York

14 May 2024

As part of the gallery’s ongoing learning programs and initiatives, the gallery is launching a multi-year partnership with The Drawing Center’s education and community programs: Drawing Connections and Drawing All-Stars 3.0.

Education Lab Returns to Somerset: ‘Open Art School’

14 May 2024

Hauser & Wirth Somerset celebrates the opening of our Education Lab, ‘Open Art School,’ a partnership with Bath Spa University from Saturday 25 May 2024 until Sunday 5 January 2025. 

An Education Lab Coinciding with Jason Rhoades’ Exhibition ‘DRIVE’

14 May 2024

In celebration of Jason Rhoades’ exhibition in Los Angeles the Education Lab will host ‘Going Forward with No Brakes,’ an interactive space and series of programs throughout the duration of the exhibition for visitors to consider the significance of car culture in Los Angeles. For Rhoades, cars played an important role in the California artist’s work: as readymade sculptural objects, and as imaginative spaces in which to break, conceptualize, create and converse with others. In the Education Lab, visitors will have access to films and books about cars and transportation and space to respond to the materials and document their own relationships to vehicles. 

Education Lab Returns to Menorca: An Invitation to Look

11 May 2024

This year’s Education Lab in Menorca, ‘An Invitation to Look,’ takes its starting point from the many summers Eduardo Chillida spent in Menorca and how he responded to the landscape and, in particular, the sea. Inspired by Chillida’s sculpture ‘Homenaje a la mar IV (Homage to the Sea IV)’ (1998), the Education Lab is an invitation to look closer at our natural surroundings. In the interactive space, resources will be provided to engage in activities that invite visitors to observe the landscape and artworks on Illa del Rei through new perspectives.

New Works in Menorca’s Outdoor Sculpture Trail

10 May 2024

Presented alongside the gallery buildings are four outdoor sculptures by gallery artists, and embedded in the natural landscape of Illa del Rei.

Hauser & Wirth Returns to Printed Matter’s NY Art Book Fair

10 April 2024

During the fair, we invite you to stop by our gallery at 443 West 18th Street to explore our new titles ‘Eva Hesse: Exhibitions, 1972–2022,’ ‘Mark Bradford: Process Collettivo,’ and ‘Dieter Roth in My Life: Memories,’ Issue 10 of the gallery’s magazine, ‘Ursula,’ and other recent publications.

Mark Bradford: Process Collettivo

This month in Venice, to celebrate the culmination of the eight-year partnership between Mark Bradford and non-profit Rio Terà dei Pensieri, Hauser & Wirth Publishers will launch a new book and fundraising limited edition work by the renowned American artist at a bookstore in the city.

Welcoming Firelei Báez to Hauser & Wirth

18 September 2023

We are pleased to announce global representation of New York–based artist Firelei Báez (b. 1981, Dominican Republic). Báez has achieved wide acclaim over the past decade for her immersive paintings, installations and sculptures that explore diasporic histories against the backdrop of colonial narratives and conventional ways of seeing.

‘Mark Bradford: Process Collettivo’ in Venice

4 April 2024

This April in Venice, to celebrate the culmination of the eight-year partnership between Mark Bradford and non-profit Rio Terà dei Pensieri, Hauser & Wirth Publishers will launch a new book and fundraising limited edition work by the renowned American artist at a bookstore in the city. Proceeds from sales will support Rio Terà, the cooperative that creates work opportunities with and for people currently and recently incarcerated in two prisons in Venice, Italy. Named Process Collettivo, this ongoing project has built upon Rio Terà’s existing activities and raised further awareness of and support for the organization’s work.

Annie Leibovitz Elected As Académie des Beaux-Arts Foreign Associate Member

22 March 2024

Annie Leibovitz has been elected as a foreign associate member of the Académie des beaux-arts, by Sebastião Salgado, member of the Photography section. Leibovitz was elected in 2022 as a foreign associate member in chair V, previously occupied by the architect Ieoh Ming Pei (1917 – 2019), and joins artist William Kentridge who was elected in chair XIII in 2021.

William Kentridge to Premiere ‘Self-Portrait as a Coffee-Pot’ in Venice

12 March 2024

For his new exhibition at Arsenale Institute for Politics of Representation in Venice, South African artist William Kentridge, renowned for his animated drawings for projection, as well as his sculpture, theater and opera productions over the last forty years, collaborates with curator Carolyn Christov-Bakargiev, friend and author of the foundational monograph on his work published in 1998, to premiere his intriguing new nine-episode video series, ‘Self-Portrait as a Coffee-Pot.’

Welcoming William Kentridge to Hauser & Wirth

7 March 2024

We are proud to announce representation of artist William Kentridge in collaboration with Goodman Gallery and Galleria Lia Rumma. For more than 40 years, Kentridge has developed a powerfully original interdisciplinary practice that transcends established hierarchies and boundaries between mediums, unfurling a protean body of work encompassing drawing, sculpture, printmaking and film, as well as theater and opera productions. Kentridge will open an exhibition at our New York gallery in 2025.

From Screen to Sketch: Drawing from Film with Catherine Goodman

27 February 2024

Artist and educator Catherine Goodman believes drawing can have a profound impact on the way we see the world. Integrating her decades-long drawing practice and her passion for film, Goodman developed the program Drawing from Film at The Royal Drawing School. The course involves drawing directly from a film, intermittently pausing the moving picture to make quick studies from the observed film stills.

Robert Indiana for Yorkshire Sculpture Park: A Benefit Print Exhibition at our London Gallery

22 February 2024

From Thursday 21 March – Saturday 20 April 2024, Yorkshire Sculpture Park (YSP) will present a sale of exceptional original prints by artist Robert Indiana, from Gillian and Simon Salama-Caro of The Robert Indiana Legacy Initiative. Hosted at Hauser & Wirth in London, the sale supports the charitable aims of YSP.

Max Bainbridge Outdoor Sculpture Unveiled in Somerset

19 February 2024

Make Hauser & Wirth’s inaugural outdoor sculpture installation ‘Hollow Bodies’ (2024) by Somerset-based artist Max Bainbridge is an examination and intervention into three sections of wind felled Scots Pine sourced from the Cairngorms in Braemar, Scotland, UK. The work speaks to the human condition and our need to protect ourselves in times of crisis; to don a metaphorical armour in the hope that our fragile and complex place within the natural world can persist and endure. Through the stripping of bark, casting of branches, burning of trunks and coatings of pine tar, Bainbridge explores what is imbibed and held within these trees throughout their lifetime. He looks to how their environment has shaped and changed them, and in doing so, reflects on our own place within the natural world, and its effects upon us.

Berlinde De Bruyckere at the Abbazia di San Giorgio Maggiore in Venice

16 February 2024

Taking its title from a Nick Cave song of the same name, ‘City of Refuge III’ is the third in a series of exhibitions by Berlinde De Bruyckere thematizing art as a place of sanctuary and shelter, reinforced here by the venue’s spiritual intensity. It is realized in collaboration with the Benedicti Claustra Onlus—the non-profit branch of the Benedictine Community—and its director, Carmelo A. Grasso who, alongside Ory Dessau and Peter Buggenhout, form the curatorial team. 

Your Guide to Frieze Week in Los Angeles

13 February 2024

This month’s presentation at Frieze Los Angeles coincides with new exhibitions by Catherine GoodmanJason RhoadesPat Steir and our West Coast continuation of RETROaction

Join us for openings and events throughout the week:

FRANK AT 90

13 February 2024

Sir Frank Bowling OBE RA celebrates his 90th birthday with a presentation at Hauser & Wirth London of two monumental works, dating from 1973 and 2023 – 2024, on view through Saturday 16 March 2024.

Explore Paris

Ahead of the opening of our new gallery at 26 bis rue François 1er, we invite you inside the ateliers, homes and offices of some of our artists, friends, colleagues and collaborators in Paris.

Education Lab Returns to Somerset ‘Turning the Inside Outside: Sustainable Actions in the Art World’

2 May 2023

This summer, Hauser & Wirth Somerset celebrates the opening of our Education Lab, a global partnership between our learning and green teams, open from Saturday 3 June 2023 until Monday 1 January 2024.

Meet the Maker: Katie Spragg

12 February 2024

Katie Spragg is an artist working predominantly in ceramics. Her work explores our interconnected relationship with nature, questioning the evolving patterns in which humans and plants co-exist. Her creative practice is focused on observing how plants behave and how their behaviour can help us reconsider our own approach to communities, care, landscape and our place in the world, specifically, thinking about plants within the context of how we live and how they connect to the surrounding environment. Spragg uses clay and plants as routes to conversations with people to help gather and collect their stories.

Write Now: A New Writer’s Residency in Partnership With ArtReview

30 January 2024

We are proud to announce ‘Write Now,’ a new writer’s residency at Hauser & Wirth Somerset, in partnership with ArtReview, which will take place in parallel to an ongoing program of artist residencies that have been running since 2013.

Zeng Fanzhi at the Scuola Grande della Misericordia in Venice

19 January 2024

Zeng Fanzhi will debut new works at the Scuola Grande della Misericordia in Venice in the exhibition ‘Zeng Fanzhi: Near and Far / Now and Then,’ organized by the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA). With an installation designed by architect Tadao Ando, the exhibition premieres two recent bodies of work by the renowned artist: new abstract paintings and works on handmade paper rendered in ink, graphite, chalk and gold dust, among other mineral pigments. 

Eduardo Chillida: Celebrating 100 Years

10 January 2024

At Chillida Leku, the museum created by Eduardo Chillida during his lifetime, the exhibition ‘Maeght Universe’ brings together works by great masters who frequented Fondation Maeght and shared its creative and utopian atmosphere, including Alexander Calder, Alberto Giacometti, Hans Arp, Barbara Hepworth and Joan Miró, among others. With works by a total of 11 artists presented in dialogue with works by the Spanish artist at the museum, the exhibition helps to better understand Chillida’s work and its place in art history.

Laplace Restoration of Hauser & Wirth Paris Recognized in Wallpaper* Design Awards 2024

5 January 2024

Laplace has been recognized by global design authority Wallpaper* with the Best Restoration Kings award for their work on our Paris gallery which opened its doors in October 2023. The Wallpaper* Design Awards celebrate the best of the best from the previous year and highlight ‘unique and unexpected objects and experiences that make our material lives more meaningful.’ Since 2005, the awards have recognized work by architects and designers including OMA, Herzog & de Meuron, Hermès, Celine, Sabine Marcelis, Tadao Ando and Adjaye Associates among many others.

Welcoming Sonia Boyce to Hauser & Wirth

1 January 2024

We are honored to announce representation of artist Sonia Boyce, in collaboration with Apalazzo Gallery, Brescia, Italy.

Sonia Boyce Awarded Damehood in 2024 New Year’s Honors List

31 December 2023

Congratulations to Sonia Boyce who has been awarded a Damehood (DBE) in recognition of her outstanding contribution to art and art education. Boyce was awarded an OBE (Officer of the Order of the British Empire) for her services to art in 2019 and a MBE (Member of the British Empire), awarded in 2007 as part of the Queen’s Birthday Honors List.

Winter in Switzerland: Gstaad, St. Moritz and Zurich

16 December 2023

This winter, we celebrate major exhibitions and presentations by globally acclaimed artists in our native Switzerland. Experience a landmark exhibition by Gerhard Richter at the Nietzsche-Haus, the Segantini Museum and Hauser & Wirth St. Moritz, a presentation of Rita Ackermann’s first-ever frieze work at Le Grand Bellevue Gstaad, and exhibitions by Fausto Melotti, Lorna Simpson and Cathy Josefowitz in Zurich.

Film as a Tool for Social Change—Cal State LA Partnership Creates Career Access and Amplifies LA-based Nonprofits 

13 December 2023

In 2017, Hauser & Wirth partnered with public university Cal State LA to develop a joint community engagement initiative, giving rise to the innovative documentary filmmaking course, Community Impact Media. A training program for student filmmakers, the course pairs students with local nonprofit organizations to produce high-quality, short documentaries. Students are provided with hands-on experience in media production and storytelling mentorship to bolster both their craft and the inspiring work of the nonprofits they feature. In turn, these organizations are left with a visual tool to educate and build constituencies, support funding efforts and encourage participation.  

Welcoming Ambera Wellmann to Hauser & Wirth in Partnership with Company Gallery, New York

12 December 2023

We are pleased to announce representation of Nova Scotia-born, New York-based artist Ambera Wellmann, in joint partnership with Company Gallery, NY. Wellmann has attracted international critical approbation for paintings that depict worlds within worlds, populated by human and animal forms emerging from and dissolving into each other and the atmosphere.