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Gerard Malanga on Mike Kelley, 1954 – 2012

It’s been said—who said it?—each of us in our time knows our time. But supposing a cognitive mistake slips a gear or two, like in predicting...
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Essays, Museum Exhibition

Eduardo Chillida: Searching for Light

Set in the landscape of the Basque Country, Chillida Leku is a unique museum created by Spanish sculptor Eduardo Chillida in his lifetime. Nature...
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Art Fairs

Artist Choice Online Viewing Room: Rashid Johnson

Complementing our current exhibition, ‘The Hikers’, on view in our New York gallery through January 2020, the inaugural Artist Choice Online...
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Atelier Dyakova on Calder Book Design

Alexander Calder transformed the very nature of sculpture by introducing the fourth dimension and the actuality of real-time experience into his...
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The Making of Mark Bradford’s ‘Life Size’

Claes Oldenburg once described the ancient art of the print in easy-to-understand contemporary terms: ‘You could say making a print is like...
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Travels through Mika Rottenberg’s Spaghetti Blockchain

Blockchain—the radically decentralized information system behind the rise of cryptocurrency—sounds more like an obscure branch of analytic...
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Interviews

A Conversation with Makers in Somerset

Make Hauser & Wirth Somerset is a destination for contemporary making and the crafted object. The latest exhibition, ‘Re.Use, Re.Think, Re...
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News

Nicole Eisenman now represented by Hauser & Wirth

We are thrilled to be showcasing Eisenman’s work this December at Art Basel Miami Beach as the gallery's first collaboration with the artist.
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Gathered Tribes: The Legacy of Steve Cannon

I knew Steve Cannon for more than a quarter-century. I knew him as the immeasurable gravitational force behind ‘A Gathering of the Tribes,’ his...
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Antiphony: Shayla Lawson after Lorna Simpson

Can you play yourself depends on the opening depends on the cross-fade wig depends on the stiff white pawn depends on the zip-up stiff of a...
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Publishers

Christina Quarles on Mike Kelley

'Timeless Painting', our exhibition dedicated to Mike Kelley and organized in collaboration with the Mike Kelley Foundation for the Arts, is...

Mark Bradford: Cerberus

Inside his Los Angeles studio, Mark Bradford talks mythology, the civil rights movement and the urban jungle in his latest paintings, ahead of his exhibition ‘Cerberus’ at Hauser & Wirth London.

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Films

Making ‘The Hikers’: Rashid Johnson Breaks New Ground

‘My tool box is all I have. You know, I only have the tools that I brought with me, so I'm going to continue to use them. And when I add another...
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Stonework: Travels in the art of transience

If things had gone a bit differently, I might have become a bricklayer instead of an artist. As it turned out, bricklaying led me to stonework,...
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The Shadow and the Gap: A rare look at Charles Gaines’ Shadows series

Shadows 1978–1980 is a series of works that I continually return to—or, rather, they continually return to me—as a powerfully concise...
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Essays

Behind August Sander’s Portraits

August Sander (1876 – 1964) endeavored to document society across Germany, revealing the complexity and universality of the human condition with...
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Leave a Little Space

Two years ago, during the Venice Biennale, Pinault Collection curator Caroline Bourgeois and I were invited to an unusual event, a symphonic...
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Essays

Alina Szapocznikow: The Force That Drives the Flower

The work of Alina Szapocznikow (1926, Kalisz, Poland – 1973, Passy, France) is simultaneously horrific and seductive, morbid and flirtatious....
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Essays, Art Fairs

Luchita Hurtado in Collaboration with Jacob Samuel: New Intimacy in Printmaking

The work Luchita Hurtado has produced quietly over the course of eighty years has been largely defined by both her multicultural context, and the...
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Interviews

Charles Dowding and Alice Workman on our Somerset Pumpkin Festival

The last joys of summer are ceding to cooler and darker days, making way for the autumn season at Hauser & Wirth Somerset. Every year, the local...
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A conversation between Iggy Pop and Stefan Brüggemann

The artist Stefan Brüggemann, who lives in Mexico City and London, labors in the mines of language. For more than 20 years, his painting,...
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Essays

Piero Manzoni: Free Dimension

In addition to a rich body of works, Piero Manzoni left a trove of writings which are translated into English for the first time or newly...
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Films

Philip Guston, Newly Discovered 1971 Footage

Never-before-seen footage of Philip Guston in 1971 with poet friend Clark Coolidge by documentary filmmaker Michael Blackwood is being shown for...

Maria Lassnig: Portrait of the Artist

Inside her last studio in Vienna, Peter Pakesch of the Maria Lassnig Foundation and Hans Werner Poschauko, former student and close friend of the artist, expand upon Lassnig’s unique life and work to mark the centenary of her birth.

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Essays

A Soliloquy: Phyllida Barlow on David Smith

Tracing fragments of sculptural experience, Phyllida Barlow responds to the work of one of the foremost artists of the 20th-century, David Smith....
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A Soliloquy: Phyllida Barlow on David Smith

Tracing fragments of sculptural experience, Phyllida Barlow responds to the work of one of the foremost artists of the 20th-century, David Smith....
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Gary Indiana on the psychoanalytic writings of Louise Bourgeois

When I met her, in the mid-1980s, it was by way of a mash note she sent in the mail to the paper I wrote for, not so much thanking me for a review...
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Essays, Art Fairs

Foundations in Printmaking with Matthew Day Jackson

Working across a vast range of materials and processes, Matthew Day Jackson makes work about the ebb and flow of systems—both those that drive the...
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Films

Amy Sherald: In the Studio

On the occasion of her first exhibition with the gallery, we visited Amy Sherald in her studio as she put finishing touches on eight new...
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Striking Out in a New Direction: John Chamberlain to Leo Castelli

In his classic 1980 New Yorker profile of the dealer Leo Castelli, Calvin Tomkins described Castelli’s traditional division of labor with his...
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Retrospect: A rediscovery of the pioneering artwork of Jean Follett

At the beginning of the 1950s, as the juggernaut of Abstract Expressionism crested in New York and a younger generation of artists began to...
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Museum Exhibition

The politics of speech:
Anna Maria Maiolino’s 1970s works

Sao Paulo-based artist Anna Maria Maiolino’s films from the 1970s feature a rejection of narrative conventions, flashes of anatomized faces and...
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News

Announcing a Collaboration with Fondazione Lucio Fontana on a Trilogy of Exhibitions

We are delighted to announce a collaboration with Fondazione Lucio Fontana that will unfold over the coming two years with a trilogy of...
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Films

Achille Mauri on Fabio Mauri and the Post-War Italian Avant-Garde

At home in Milan, Achille Mauri, brother of Fabio Mauri, traces the cultural scenes of post-war Rome and Milan, a time when these two cities were...
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Interviews

Pain and Resilience: Philip Guston at the Crossroads

Philip Guston went from a successful, even iconic, Abstract Expressionist of the 1950s to a man without a movement in the decades that followed. A...
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Agnes Gund and Mark Bradford on Art and Social Justice

Agnes Gund, the pioneering collector and former president of the Museum of Modern Art, has devoted her life to a form of activist arts...

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