Arte Povera at Hauser & Wirth



Mappa (Map) – Alighiero Boetti, 1988. All images via Hauser & Wirth New York

September 12 to October 28, 2017

Hauser & Wirth New York will open its doors to Arte Povera. Curated by Ingvild Goetz, a “comprehensive overview of Italy’s innovative twentieth-century art movement, as seen through the eyes of one of its most significant collectors.” The exhibit of over 150 works were created by a group of Italian artists jointly known as ‘i poveristi‘ and coincides with the 50th anniversary of the Arte Povera movement which spans the late 1950s to the 1990s.

The exhibition is accompanied by ‘First of all I prefer thought. Arte Povera seen by Ingvild Goetz,’ a book by Hauser & Wirth Publishers featuring previously unpublished archival materials that trace the emergence of the movement, as well as newly commissioned essays from curators Douglas Fogle and Chiara Vecchiarelli.

Arte Povera. Curated by Ingvild Goetz will be on view at Hauser & Wirth New York from September 12 to October 28, 2017. The Gallery is located at 548 West 22nd Street in Chelsea.

(Above image) Mappa (Map) — Alighiero Boetti, 1988
Embroidery on linen on stretcher
121 x 221 x 3 cm / 47 5/8 x 87 x 1 1/8 in

© 2017 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / SIAE, Rome
Courtesy Kunstmuseum Basel and Sammlung Goetz, München
Photo: Wilfried Petzi, Munich

Coming up ~ Utopia/Dystopia: Dystopian Amusements on October 25, 2017 as part of a seven-part series. Stay tuned.

Looking forward…….

Getting ahead of ourselves, Hauser & Wirth will present an exhibition of works by Geta Brătescu from November 13 to December 23, 2017.  This will be the first New York solo presentation devoted to this artist.  Save the Date.

(Above image)

Earthcake, 1992
VHS video cassette transferred onto DVD, 4:3, 7:05 min, color, stereo sound
© Geta Brătescu
Courtesy the artist and Hauser & Wirth
Camera: Alexandru Solomon

Hauser & Wirth New York is located at 548 West 22nd Street in Chelsea.