This fall, visit major exhibitions by globally acclaimed artists, from immersive exhibitions by Mark Bradford in Monaco and Avery Singer in London to our inaugural exhibition in Paris by Henry Taylor, our Zurich shows by Lorna Simpson and Fabio Mauri and a last chance to see ‘Gruppenausstellung’ in Somerset.
Mark Bradford in Monaco
Mark Bradford presents a major new solo exhibition centered around a selection of paintings based on the historical tapestries known as ‘The Hunt of the Unicorn’ first exhibited at the Fundação de Serralves in 2021. A site-specific wall painting that will wrap the entire gallery space and an adaptation of ‘He would see this country burn if he could be king of the ashes’ (2019) will complete an immersive experience that draws the viewer into Bradford’s ongoing engagement with the themes of predation, destruction and the hope of rejuvenation for those in crisis.
‘Mark Bradford. Nobody Knows the Trouble I’ve Seen’ is on view at Hauser & Wirth Monaco from 29 September 2023 through 11 May 2024.
Lorna Simpson in Zurich
Opening 30 September 2023, the US artist Lorna Simpson will exhibit new work in Zurich from her ongoing Special Character series, marking Simpson’s first solo exhibition with the gallery in Switzerland. First unveiled in 2019, her Special Character series superimposes women’s faces from fashion and wig ads found in the pages of Ebony magazine, revealing through repetition the reinforcement of stereotypes in the everyday imagery we consume. In these works, silkscreened images of isolated figures emerge from layered washes of paint, highlighting Simpson’s continual investigation of the relationship between parts and wholes and the nature of representation, identity, gender and race. By repurposing and reconfiguring found images—a signature source in her work—Simpson creates her own highly distinctive visual terrain that offers a potent response to American life today.
Lorna Simpson will exhibit new work at Hauser & Wirth Zurich from 30 September through 22 December 2023.
Fabio Mauri in Zurich
Organised with Olivier Renaud-Clément, in close collaboration with Studio Fabio Mauri, ‘Fabio Mauri. Amore Mio’ is the artist’s first solo presentation in Switzerland and sheds light on a period in Mauri’s work during which the seminal Italian artist explored topics pertinent to pop art. The exhibition includes paintings, sculptures and works on paper spanning the early 1950s to the mid 1970s, as well as the installation ‘Amore mio’ (1970), on view for the first time in over 50 years.
‘Fabio Mauri. Amore Mio’ is on view at Hauser & Wirth Zurich from 30 September through to 23 December 2023.
Henry Taylor in Paris
Hauser & Wirth’s inaugural exhibition in Paris will debut new works by critically acclaimed Los Angeles artist Henry Taylor, whose major career survey arrives at The Whitney Museum of American Art in New York on 4 October 2023 and will remain on view through 7 January 2024. Taylor’s exhibition in Paris will comprise a wide range of works encompassing the remarkable breadth of his practice, from painting to sculpture to installation. Throughout his four-decade career, Taylor has simultaneously embraced and rejected the tenets of traditional painting, creating a visual language unique to his practice that defies categorization. The artist’s vast body of highly personal work is rooted in his encounters with and perceptions of the individuals and communities closest to him, often framed with poignant or pointed historical and contemporary cultural references. In preparation for his October exhibition, Taylor will extend his studio practice to Paris for a residency in the city during the months of June and July.
‘Henry Taylor. From Sugar to Shit’ is on view at Hauser & Wirth Paris from 14 October 2023 through to 7 January 2024.
Avery Singer in London
The exhibition ‘Free Fall,’ displayed across both spaces of the London gallery, explores Avery Singer’s personal experience of September 11, 2001, and the societal impact of this collective trauma. A series of new paintings will be displayed in an environment that replicates Singer’s memories of the interior of the World Trade Center offices—spaces she regularly visited in the years prior, as her mother worked in both buildings—combining the subtle banalities of office life with the architectural specificity of the iconic design by Minoru Yamasaki, creating a quietly disorientating installation that is part stage-set, part minimalist sculpture.
‘Avery Singer. Free Fall’ is on view at Hauser & Wirth London from 10 October through 22 December 2023.
Gruppenausstellung in Somerset
The multidisciplinary exhibition is inspired by the notion of a traditional Kunsthalle, conceived as a place to showcase groundbreaking art and explore contemporary issues with a broad audience. The entire site takeover provides a platform for discovery and interaction, extending to all five galleries, outdoor sculpture and a collaborative events program with the Roth Bar & Grill. The exhibition will evolve in three parts over the course of seven months, featuring immersive installations, solo presentations and iconic video works.
‘Gruppenausstellung’ is on view at Hauser & Wirth Somerset through 1 Jan 2024.