Hauser & Wirth

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Hauser & Wirth
HWSO grounds.jpg
Established1992
LocationSwitzerland
TypeArt Gallery, Modern Art, Contemporary Art
Founder
  • Iwan Wirth
  • Manuela Wirth
  • Ursula Hauser
Websitehauserwirth.com

Hauser & Wirth is a Swiss contemporary and modern art gallery.

History[edit]

The former Löwenbräu brewery in Zürich, Switzerland
The Midland Bank building by Sir Edwin Lutyens at 196A Piccadilly, built 1922–1923, photographed in 2010
Shop in Chelsea, Manhattan

Hauser & Wirth was founded by Iwan Wirth, Manuela Wirth, and Ursula Hauser in 1992. The first space was opened in Zurich.[1] In this location, the gallery now has three exhibition spaces, located in the former Löwenbräu Zürich brewery building.[2] In 2003, the gallery opened a branch in London,[3] housed in a bank building designed by Sir Edwin Lutyens.[4] It has held exhibitions curated by Paul Schimmel.[5] A New York City branch was opened in 2009 on East 69th Street with its opening exhibition showing a re-creation of the work by Allan Kaprow.[6] A second New York space was opened in 2013.[7][8] That year the gallery released a book on its history, Hauser & Wirth: 20 Years, authored by Michaela Unterdörfer.[9][10]

In 2014 an additional branch of the gallery opened in the UK near Bruton in Somerset.[11][12][13] In March 2016 the gallery opened a branch in Los Angeles, California,[14] and in March 2018 it opened a branch in Hong Kong.[15]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Andrew Russeth (September 17, 2018). "To the Mountains! Hauser & Wirth Will Open Gallery in St. Moritz, Switzerland". Art News.
  2. ^ Rachel Spence (13 June 2017). Zurich Art Weekend 2017: wild swimming and well-mannered art. The Financial Times. Accessed March 2018.
  3. ^ Georgina Adam (27 February 2010). Hauser & Wirth’s latest expansion. Financial Times. Archived 22 June 2016.
  4. ^ Adrian Searle (4 November 2003). Not suitable for children. Or adults. The Guardian. Accessed August 2018.
  5. ^ "Hauser & Wirth shows fine works from the Onnasch collection". Financial Times. Retrieved 24 June 2015.
  6. ^ Johnson, Ken (September 9, 2009). "Changing Un-Art's Tires". New York Times. p. AR82. Retrieved 24 June 2015.
  7. ^ Douglas, Saara (January 26, 2012). "Hauser & Wirth to Open 23,000-Square-Foot Space on West 18th Street, in Chelsea". New York Observer. Retrieved 24 June 2015.
  8. ^ Smith, Roberta (February 7, 2013). "Large Visions in a Large Space – 'Dieter Roth. Björn Roth' at Hauser & Wirth". New York Times. p. C25. Retrieved 24 June 2015.
  9. ^ Spear's Book Awards 2013. Spear's. Archived 21 June 2014.
  10. ^ Michaela Unterdörfer (2013). Hauser & Wirth: 20 Years. Ostfildern: Hatje Cantz. ISBN 9783775735124.
  11. ^ Brown, Mark (July 11, 2014). "Gallery in a Somerset farmyard is a slow lane in the art world rat race". The Guardian. Retrieved 25 June 2015.
  12. ^ "Art gallery Hauser & Wirth sets up a space in a Somerset farm". Financial Times. Retrieved 25 June 2015.
  13. ^ Lynes, Andy (October 21, 2014). "The 25 best places for brunch". The Times. Retrieved 24 June 2015.
  14. ^ Christopher Knight (10 March 2016). The radical and politically potent opening show at DTLA's new Hauser Wirth & Schimmel. Los Angeles Times. Accessed March 2018.
  15. ^ Melanie Gerlis (23 March 2018). H Queen's: the gallery space Hong Kong was waiting for. The Financial Times. Accessed March 2018.

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