In November 2022, Hauser & Wirth will stage the second part of a trilogy of exhibitions curated by Luca Massimo Barbero, in collaboration with the Fondazione Lucio Fontana. Dedicated to Fontana’s extraordinary experimentation in sculpture, this tailor-made presentation will take place at our uptown location, Hauser & Wirth New York, 69th Street, the very same building where in 1961 Fontana’s first solo shows in the United States were held concurrently at the Martha Jackson and David Anderson galleries. These exhibitions, critical to introducing Fontana’s work more deeply to American audiences, followed the artist’s inclusion in the relevant 1949 exhibition ‘Twentieth-Century Italian Art,’ curated by James Thrall Sobey and Alfred H. Barr Jr., at the Museum of Modern Art, where his work remains a highlight of the permanent collection.
On the occasion of the first major survey of Jack Whitten’s works on paper, we take a closer look at the artist's evolution spanning his six decade career.
We are pleased to share the news that Marc Payot is now President of Hauser & Wirth alongside Co-Presidents Iwan Wirth and Manuela Wirth. Since joining the gallery 20 years ago, Payot has been central in establishing Hauser & Wirth’s presence in the United States and worldwide. Based in New York City, Payot has led the gallery’s activities in America since 2009, and is spearheading its expansion in the decade ahead, including the inauguration in spring 2020 of Hauser & Wirth’s first purpose-built building, on West 22nd Street in Chelsea, a storied street in the history of American modern and contemporary art.
For our first solo exhibition devoted to Alina Szapocznikow since undertaking representation of the artist’s estate in May 2018, we focus on the last ten working years of Alina's life, from 1962 to 1972. The ‘To Exalt the Ephemeral’, comes from the 1972 manifesto that she wrote, summing up her goals and challenges as a sculptor.
The exhibition begins with ‘Noga’ (‘Leg’) her first body cast, ‘Untitled’, the first cast of her mouth. It then moves through the scope of her experiments with different materials: bronze, resin, cement, car parts, polyurethane, and photography. The exhibition displays her interest in Pop Art and Surrealism, as well as her formal investigations of sculpture. The show concludes with the ‘Herbier’ series—the last series she produced, and casts of her own face that function as death masks. The exhibition is organized by explorations of themes, and materials, rather than a direct chronology.
Hauser & Wirth is proud to announce exclusive worldwide representation of the John Chamberlain Estate. The gallery's first collaboration with the Estate will be the unveiling of three never-before exhibited sculptures at Art Basel in June 2019. A presentation of Chamberlain's small-scale sculptures will take place this Fall at Hauser & Wirth New York, 69th Street, with a major exhibition in development for New York City in 2020.
Iwan Wirth, Manuela Wirth, and Marc Payot, Partners of Hauser & Wirth, today announced the appointment of Koji Inoue as International Senior Director Post War & Contemporary Art, based in New York. He will assume his post with the gallery in summer 2019.