We are delighted to announce the first exhibition in Zurich of Make Hauser & Wirth. Originating in Somerset, England, Make launched in 2018 to showcase exceptional contemporary craft by leading artist-makers from around the world.
On view at the gallery’s space on Rämistrasse, ‘Within.Without’ presents multidisciplinary works by eight established artist-makers, spanning disciplines from wood, ceramic and gemstone to metal, glass and concrete. Curated by Jacqueline Moore, Director of Make Hauser & Wirth, the exhibition honours both traditional techniques and new and evolving notions of material investigation, highlighting the creative excellence and vision of the makers’ individual practices and in turn, suggesting the true breadth of contemporary craft. Informed by a dedication to knowledge, process and experimentation, the objects on view reveal an intuitive response to interior and exterior form and material properties.
The exhibition will include works by David Gates, Helen Carnac, Derek Wilson and Alexander deVol. ‘Within. Without’ also features LOEWE Foundation Craft Prize finalists, Akiko Hirai (2019), Harry Morgan (2019), Peter Bauhuis (2021) and Julia Obermaier (2022). Among the compositions and multiple assemblages on display will be Hirai’s texturally rich ceramic moon jars imbued with an animate energy; the hand carved forms of deVol that reveal the inherent properties of wood; altered vessels by Wilson exploring the fluid potential of geometry, and the jewellery of Obermaier which connects a sense of interiority with the outer world.
Make Hauser & Wirth is a dedicated space for contemporary making and the crafted object, committed to showcasing some of the world’s best emerging and established artist-makers. Make is a natural extension of the wider Hauser & Wirth gallery ethos, embracing art, craft, gardens, food and architecture. Since launching in 2018 in Somerset, UK, Make has presented work by over eighty artist-makers and provided valuable insights into material-led processes and the rich narratives of their practices. In summer 2022, Make opened its second outpost in Southampton NY.
Works exhibited by Make embrace material truth, provenance, sustainability and the value of emotional engagement with the handmade. In addition to a varied exhibition program, Make has hosted practical workshops, discussions and studio visits to expand learning and engagement with makers and global craft organizations.
Opening: Thursday 27 October, 6 – 8 pm
Opening Hours: Wed – Fri, 11 am – 6 pm Sat, 10 am – 5 pm
Hauser & Wirth Zurich, Rämistrasse Rämistrasse 16 8001 Zürich