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Publishers

Artists’ voices, exceptional art, scholarship, design, and bookmaking are at the heart of Hauser & Wirth Publishers’ program. Publications have always played a vital role at Hauser & Wirth as resources for and lasting records of the gallery’s exhibitions and artists’ work.  Hauser & Wirth Publishers has grown to become a leading imprint for unique, object-like books that encourage an understanding and appreciation of modern and contemporary art. With the special access granted by artists to their writings and archives, Hauser & Wirth Publishers offers a program of more than twenty-five titles per year and also publishes the quarterly art magazine, ‘Ursula.’ Hauser & Wirth Publishers’ backlist comprises monographs, artists’ books, and exhibition catalogs – often bringing new and overlooked aspects of an artist’s creative practice into focus.

With offices in New York City, Zurich, and London, Hauser & Wirth Publishers’ activity has steadily flourished since its early years when it frequently cooperated with reputable imprints such as Hatje Cantz, JRP|Ringier, Snoeck, Steidl, Thames & Hudson, and Yale University Press to conceptualize, develop, and produce original, in-depth scholarship that gives thoughtful insight into featured art objects.

Hauser & Wirth Bookshops

Titles from the Hauser & Wirth Publishers program can be found at each of Hauser & Wirth’s gallery locations. Hauser & Wirth Publishers’ newly opened headquarters in Zurich features a publisher’s bookshop that joins its counterparts in New York and London – shops that also serve as local hubs for communities and artists, where the gallery presents a range of public programming.

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Events

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 book labs

    Past book labs

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      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...

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      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...

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      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...

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      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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      15 Feb – 8 Apr 2017

      Serialities Book Lab

      New York

      A designated Book Lab in the form of a Reading Room will complement the exhibition ‘Serialities’ at Hauser & Wirth New York. Housed on the 3rd floor of the 22nd Street Gallery, the Reading Room will provide a literary sanctuary for gallery-goers as they settle in among tomes and long tables. A...

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      19 Jan – 7 May 2017

      Elisabeth Frink 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 programming that...

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      2 Oct 2016 – 1 Jan 2017

      Louise Bourgeois Book Lab

      Somerset

      Following from the Louise Bourgeois Book Lab shown at Hauser Wirth & Schimmel earlier in 2016, this unique edition comprises two collections of books, together with archival material kindly loaned by the Easton Foundation. The first bookshelf invites you to explore a small selection of the books...

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      23 Sep – 19 Nov 2016

      Mike Kelley Book Lab

      London

      Focusing on the work ‘Framed and Frame’ (1999), the materials presented explore the place of printed matter in Mike Kelley’s creative process and his wider practice. In a 1994 interview Kelley remarked on the role of reading and research in his work, ‘A lot of my process...

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      17 Sep – 4 Dec 2016

      In The Artist's Kitchen Book Lab

      Los Angeles

      On the occasion of the opening of Hauser & Wirth Los Angeles’ new restaurant, Manuela, the Book & Printed Matter Lab is pleased to offer a taste of avant-garde efforts to marry art and food in the 1960s and 1970s. From Pop art to Fluxus, Happenings, and Conceptualism, artists in Europe and the...

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