Explore new sculptures and paintings by Gary Simmons and Phyllida Barlow, celebrate in the open-air courtyard with a vinyl set paying to tribute to Lee 'Scratch' Perry, and join us in the garden for public talks with Helen Molesworth, Cauleen Smith, Miranda July, and more.
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.
Centered around a core belief in education, Hauser & Wirth offers a series of artist, specialist and curator-led talks, seminars and workshops tailored for primary schools, colleges and universities. Since our founding, we have also used art and gallery spaces as focus points for education programs and outreach. These have developed into sustained, multi-year local partnerships.
As a commercial gallery that relies on physically transporting artworks, we are committed to reducing our environmental impact to as near zero as possible.
In pursuit of this goal, we are working closely with Environmental Resources Management (ERM), one of the leading global providers of environmental consultancy, to reduce emissions and only offset when other options have been explored.
In 2019 we undertook a comprehensive audit of our scope 1 and 2 carbon footprint and are committed to a full offsetting program by the end of the year.
We will be announcing our first environmental strategy, Vision 2022, in the autumn. This ambitious program spans operational transformation, owned and operated carbon offsetting programs, and extended philanthropic partnerships with local and global causes.
As one of few commercial galleries operating beyond city centers, Hauser & Wirth has maintained longstanding links with conservation and ecology programs.
In 2017, Hauser & Wirth Los Angeles began a partnership with Cal State LA’s Television, Film, and Media Department to co-develop an ongoing project titled Community Impact Media to encourage diversity in filmmaking. This innovative course provides hands-on experience in media production and offers storytelling mentorship to guide students through the creation of original short documentaries about the inspiring work of local nonprofit organizations. Alongside a financial contribution, the partnership encompasses opportunities for Cal State LA students to engage with the gallery and its program, which includes collaborative events hosted at the gallery and onsite filming opportunities.
During this uncertain time, the gallery spotlights its LA-based nonprofit partners who are continuing to mobilize their services and resources to help those in need.
Founded in 2017, Community Impact Media is a joint initiative between California State University, Los Angeles and the gallery, demonstrating each organization’s shared commitment to advancing the use of film as a tool for social change. The initiative began as a course to provide student filmmakers with hands-on experience in media production and storytelling to guide them through creation of original short documentaries about the inspiring work of local nonprofit organizations.
Tracing his contribution to the evolution of conceptual art through nine of his ‘Ambienti spaziali’, Curator Luca Massimo Barbero walks us through Fontana's works that broke the mold, and reshaped the landscape of contemporary art.
Walking the Space: Curator Luca Massimo Barbero on Lucio Fontana’s Spatial Environments, 1948 – 1968
For the first in a trilogy of exhibitions, Fontana's revolutionary ‘Ambienti spaziali’ come to Los Angeles.