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In the final years of her life, Luchita Hurtado engaged in a series of interviews with Hans Ulrich Obrist that...

Hauser & Wirth Publishers Book Lab

The Hauser & Wirth Book Lab is a project devoted to exploring the important place that books and prints occupy in the practice of artists. Building upon Hauser & Wirth’s curatorial and publishing activities, the Book Lab presents thematic installations, displays, and programming that invite reflection, creative thinking, and further conversation about the world of printed matter and its connection to artists’ ideas and objectives.

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Current & Upcoming Book Labs

  • CHILLbl3

    26 Jun 2021 – 3 Jan 2022

    Eduardo Chillida Book Lab

    Somerset

    This Book Lab shares the story of Eduardo Chillida’s most important work, ‘Comb of the Wind (Peine del viento)’ sited in his native city of Donostia, San Sebastián, Spain. Eduardo Chillida created ‘Comb of the Wind’ in collaboration with the Basque architect Luis Peña Ganchegui. For both, this...

  • CIM_02

    14 Sep 2021 – 9 Jan 2022

    Cal State LA Community Impact Media Documentaries

    Los Angeles

    Beginning 14 September, Hauser & Wirth will partner with California State University, Los Angeles to present ‘Community Impact Media: Documentaries from the Students of Cal State LA’ – a showcase of 16 original short form student documentaries screened together in the Book and Printed Matter Lab...

Past book labs

  • Jackson Book Lab Lead image

    20 Mar – 6 Jun 2021

    Richard Jackson
    Works with Books

    Los Angeles

    About the Presentation Beginning in the early 1970s, lifelong Californian Richard Jackson’s Wall Paintings, Stacks, and Room-themed installations gave rise to a series of landmark innovations in painting, sculpture, performance, installation, and the relations between them. Jackson’s interest in...

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    3 Oct 2020 – 10 Jan 2021

    Lee Lozano Book Lab

    Somerset

    Lee Lozano is one of the most innovative artists to have worked in America during the 1960s. Throughout her entire oeuvre, which spans a little more than a decade, she produced ground-breaking work in a progression of styles, from the figurative and cartoonish pop-expressionism of her early...

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    13 Feb – 12 Apr 2020

    August Sander Book Lab

    Los Angeles

    In partnership with the Los Angeles Philharmonic, Hauser & Wirth presents ‘August Sander: New Women, New Men, and New Identities,’ marking the first solo exhibition in Los Angeles in over a decade devoted to renowned German photographer August Sander’s pioneering work. Hosted in the gallery’s...

  • Book Lab1

    25 Jan – 4 May 2020

    Not Vital: SCARCH

    Somerset

    ‘As a kid, growing up in Switzerland, I didn’t like to eat. I wouldn’t eat for days, so my father would carve little houses & towers out of cheese & I would eat the houses & towers without even being aware that it was food. So, I was eating architecture. 1 of my first models for the tower in my...

  • BookLabSmith7

    28 Sep – 22 Dec 2019

    David Smith: Field Work – Making a Mark

    Somerset

    The Book Lab at Hauser & Wirth Somerset is devoted to the American artist David Smith. Titled ‘Making a Mark’ it uses archival material both in printed form and stories told by his children presented in films to bring Smith’s artistic legacy to life. These archival images and stories show Smith...

  • A_8

    1 Jun – 8 Sep 2019

    Richard Scarry. Making it Fun is the Best Way! Book Lab

    The Hauser & Wirth Book Lab is a project devoted to exploring the important place that books and prints occupy in the practice of artists.  Hauser & Wirth Somerset is pleased to celebrate the 100th anniversary of revered children’s author Richard Scarry. ‘Making it Fun is the Best Way!’ presents...

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    7 Feb – 7 Apr 2019

    Piero Manzoni Book Lab

    Los Angeles

    Piero Manzoni: A Biography Through the Guido and Gabriella Pautasso Collection of Documents is curated by Guido Pautasso and Irene Stucchi. This iteration of the Book & Printed Matter Lab is dedicated to the work of seminal artist and progenitor of Conceptualism, Piero Manzoni, and compliments...

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    19 Jan – 25 May 2019

    Matthew Day Jackson Book Lab

    Somerset

    Matthew Day Jackson took part in the residency programme at Hauser & Wirth Somerset from August 2018 to January 2019. During this time he worked towards his current exhibition, entitled ‘Pathetic Fallacy’, as well as his forthcoming exhibition at Serlachius Museums in Finland, opening in May...

  • MATSUlab28

    29 Sep 2018 – 1 Jan 2019

    Takesada Matsutani. drop in time Book Lab

    Programmed alongside the exhibition ‘Takesada Matsutani. drop in time’ at Hauser & Wirth Somerset, this Book Lab is inspired by Matsutani’s interaction with books and takes the ‘artist book’ as its subject. Included in the Book Lab is a selection of the artist’s prints dating...

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    23 Jun – 23 Jul 2018

    Don McCullin Book Lab

    Los Angeles

    British photographer Don McCullin has witnessed some of the most harrowing humanitarian disastersof the last half-century, having covered every major conflict in his adult lifetime for news sources such as The Observer and Sunday Times Magazine. His assignments included the Vietnam and Biafra...

  • Book Lab3

    26 May – 9 Sep 2018

    Alexander Calder. From the Stony River to the Sky Book Lab

    Somerset

    This Book & Printed Matter Lab is devoted to Alexander Calder. The theme of Calder’s Roxbury studio in particular becomes the focus, directing a selected representation of how the artist moved between a variety of media and visual languages. Among the materials on view are the historic film...

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    1 Mar – 28 Apr 2018

    Lorna Simpson Book Lab

    London

    Artist Lorna Simpson has been using found images since 2010, when she came upon her grandmother’s Ebony and Jet magazines from the 1950s to the 1970s. A selection of magazines from the artist’s collection, a primary source material for her 2018 London exhibition ‘Unanswerable’, is...

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    17 Feb – 20 May 2018

    Hauser & Wirth Publishers: Exploring the Archive Book Lab

    Los Angeles

    Since its founding in 1992, Hauser & Wirth Publishers has been devoted to the presentation of unique, object-like books and a rich exchange of ideas between artists and scholars. For this Book and Printed Matter Lab at Hauser & Wirth Los Angeles, we are presenting the entirety of our backlist,...

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    21 Oct 2017 – 21 Jan 2018

    Mike Kelley: Kandors 1999 - 2011 Book Lab

    Los Angeles

    From the Archives of the Mike Kelley Foundation for the Arts The Hauser & Wirth Book & Printed Matter Lab is a project devoted to exploring the important space that books and prints occupy in the practice of artists. Building upon Hauser & Wirth’s curatorial and publishing activities, the Lab...

  • Page from Peter Mí_rkli sketchbook

    30 Sep 2017 – 1 Jan 2018

    Josephsohn / Märkli Book Lab

    Somerset

    The Hauser & Wirth Book & Printed Matter Lab is a project devoted to exploring the important place that books and prints occupy in the practice of artists. Building upon Hauser & Wirth’s curatorial and publishing activities, the Lab presents thematic installations, displays, and...

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    12 Sep – 28 Oct 2017

    Arte Povera. Curated by Ingvild Goetz Book Lab

    New York

    ‘Arte Povera. Curated by Ingvild Goetz‘ is complemented by a Book Lab located on the 3rd floor of Hauser & Wirth’s 22nd Street gallery. A wealth of publications, rare invitation cards and archival materials selected by Ingvild Goetz are on display in bookcases within the...

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    25 Jul – 17 Sep 2017

    Summer Reading Room Book Lab

    Los Angeles

    We invite you to enjoy and engage with a comprehensive selection of publications on the artists featured in our summer exhibitions – Takesada Matsutani, Paul McCarthy, and Monika Sosnowska. Throughout the summer, the Book & Printed Matter Lab will host a series of programs highlighting these...

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    27 May – 10 Sep 2017

    Rashid Johnson Book Lab

    Somerset

    This special edition of the Book & Printed Matter Lab is dedicated to the exhibition ‘Rashid Johnson. Stranger’. The Lab presents a display of books from the artist’s collection: ‘The Stranger’ by Albert Camus, ‘Notes on a Native Son’ by James Baldwin, ‘The Crisis of the Negro Intellectual’ by...

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    19 May – 29 Jul 2017

    Lee Lozano and Ida Applebroog Book Lab

    London

    ‘By the late 1970s, it became clear that ultimately there was no criterion for how a work of art had to look – and hence that art could look any way at all. This effectively sundered art from aesthetics, and opened possibilities for art beyond those of simply prompting visual pleasure....

  • ROTH 28919, ROTH 45398, ROTH 45399, ROTH 46077, ROTH 46078 Seydisfjördur Slides

    18 Feb – 21 May 2017

    Dieter Roth and Björn Roth Book Lab

    Los Angeles

    Seydisfjördur Slides – Every View of a Town, 1988 – 1995 The Hauser & Wirth Book & Printed Matter Lab is a project devoted to exploring the important place that books and prints occupy in the practice of artists. Building upon Hauser & Wirth’s curatorial and publishing activities, the Lab...

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Books

For the confirmed bibliophile, there are few joys more pure than cracking open a box containing a book—a new book, a...