Mary Heilmann. Daydream Nation on View at Hauser & Wirth New York

 

 

 

Mary Heilmann, Palm Tree c. 1996, Oil on gessoed paper; 105.4 x 74.3 x 105.4 cm/41 1/2 x 29 1/4 in. Photo: Thomas Muller. © Mary Heilmann courtesy the artist, Hauser & Wirth and 303 Gallery, New York

Hauser & Wirth opened its doors to Daydream Nation’ at its 22nd Street gallery, exploring Mary Heilmann’s ongoing interest in drawing as a form of transcribing memory. Curated by artist Gary Simmons, Heilmann’s friend and former student and colleague at New York’s School of Visual Arts, the exhibition celebrates her talent for distilling complex images and ideas into deceptively simple geometric forms and abstract gestural marks. Through rarely and never-before-seen works on paper from the 1970s to early 2000s, this presentation reveals how drawing functions as a form of daydreaming—of conjuring the sights, sounds and events of her past travels or her imagined future—in Heilmann’s creative process. 

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Jennifer Rochlin. Paintings on Clay to Open at Hauser & Wirth in May

 

 

 

Jennifer Rochlin Studio, Altadena, CA © Jennifer Rochlin. Courtesy the artist and Hauser & Wirth. Photo: Keith Lubow

Los Angeles-based painter Jennifer Rochlin embarked upon a shift toward three-dimensionality sixteen years ago when an unexpected teaching opportunity brought her into close contact with clay for the first time. Enchanted by its tactility and unpredictability, she discovered in the material a new channel for expression. Rochlin’s now-celebrated voluptuous clay vessels dominate the artist’s practice as canvases for her memories, idealized visions and the unfiltered biographical narratives she unspools over their undulating forms with palpable libidinal force. In her painted and glazed scenes, family, friends and partners are intertwined with trees and leaves that signify the passage of time through changing seasons. Wistfulness transitions seamlessly into humor or fades into unabashed adoration of nature’s enveloping beauty. Fluctuating between idealized depictions and unembellished honesty, Rochlin’s imagery conveys a tender and genuine sense of longing.

Beginning 2 May, Hauser & Wirth New York will present Rochlin’s most recent series of large-scale hand-built terra cotta vessels on which she offers up an autobiographical journey—intimate scenes of her life and loves, of nature observed and of her own responses to the greats of art history. ‘Jennifer Rochlin. Paintings on Clay’ will remain on view on the second floor of the gallery’s 22nd Street building through 12 July.

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Eva Hesse. Five Sculptures at Hauser & Wirth New York during Frieze Week in May

 

 

 

Installation view, ‘Eva Hesse: Expanded Expansion’ Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York NY July 8 – October 16, 2022
Photograph by Midge Wattles & Ariel Ione Williams © Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation, New York. All Rights Reserved © The Estate of Eva Hesse. Courtesy Hauser & Wirth

Eva Hesse (1936-1970) transformed the language of sculpture through her pioneering use of alternative forms and materials. Challenging the hard-edged, manufactured aesthetic of the prevailing minimalist movement of her day, Hesse’s use of latex, Fiberglas and industrial plastics opened new possibilities in art. Half a century later, her groundbreaking oeuvre is as potent as it was in 1968, the year of the first and only exhibition of her sculptures held during her lifetime. That there have been some fifteen exhibitions in the decades following her death in 1970 is a testament to Hesse’s continued contemporaneity.

Beginning 2 May, Hauser & Wirth will celebrate the 25th anniversary of the estate’s representation by the gallery by spotlighting Hesse’s remarkable achievements in ‘Eva Hesse. Five Sculptures.’ This exhibition, organized by Barry Rosen, longtime adviser to the Hesse estate, in collaboration with art historian and critic Briony Fer, reunites five of her most celebrated large-scale works, all on loan from major American museums and all made in the most intense period at the end of her life from 1967 to 1969. Installed on the ground floor of Hauser & Wirth’s gallery on West 22nd Street, the exhibition will emphasize the breadth, scope and impact of Hesse’s materially experimental and psychologically charged sculptures.

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‘The Flesh of the Earth’ Curated by Enuma Okoro to Open at Hauser & Wirth

 

 

 

Olafur Ellasson, Now, here, nowhere, 2023; colored glass, driftwood, 106.5 x 230.8 x 13 cm/41 7/8 x 990 7/8 x 5 1/8 in ©Olafur Ellasson courtesy the artist and Tanya Bonakdar Gallery, New York and Los Angeles

Hauser & Wirth New York is pleased to present ‘The Flesh of the Earth,’ a multidisciplinary exhibition curated by Nigerian-American writer and critic Enuma Okoro. Through work by artists Olafur Eliasson, Adama Delphine Fawundu, Jenny Holzer, Rashid Johnson, Haley Mellin, Cassi Namoda, Lorna Simpson, Kiki Smith, Pamela Phatsimo Sunstrum and Billie Zangewa, the presentation, in the words of Okoro, ‘encourages us all to consider ways of decentering ourselves from the prevalent anthropocentric narrative, to reimagine a more intimate relationship with the earth and to renew our connection with the life-force energy that surges through all of creation, both human and more-than-human. Our human bodies—one of a diversity of created bodies of the natural world—are the primary language with which we dialogue with the earth. By acknowledging that these varied bodies are always in relationship we reawaken our awareness of the quality of those relationships, considering where we may falter or harm, and also deepen our appreciation and recognition of our interdependence with the more-than-human world.’ Opening February 1.

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No One Thing. David Smith, Late Sculptures to Open at Hauser & Wirth

 

 

 

David Smith © 2024 The Estate of David Smith / Licensed by VAGA at Artists Rights Society (ARS), NY Courtesy the Estate and Hauser & Wirth. Zig I 1961 Steel, paint 245.1 x 144.8 x 81.9 cm / 96 1/2 x 57 x 32 1/4 in Photo: Stefan Altenburger Photography Zürich.  Circles Intercepted 1961 Steel, paint 227.3 x 142.2 x 50.8 cm / 89 1/2 x 56 x 20 in Photo: Jon Etter

‘David Smith’s sculptures are—big or small, figurative or abstract—very complete, very attentive to your presence. They’re generous; they have no boring views. Circle them as you may, they are never napping. They present a total attention, and they are telling you that that is the way to be: on guard.’   …….. Frank O’Hara, 1964

One of the most influential and innovative artists of the 20th Century, and the sculptor most closely associated with the abstract expressionist movement, David Smith (1906 – 1965) was at his most experimental and prolific in the last five years of his life. During this period, he created approximately a third of his sculptural oeuvre. He deployed welding to newly monumental ends, integrated open space into his arrangement of planar forms and animated sculptural surfaces with paint in color combinations that transcended logic—all innovations that transgressed the norm, solidified his legacy and impacted generations of artists to come. In their sheer variety, Smith’s late works are nevertheless united by a single shared characteristic: blazing, liberated inventiveness.

Opening 1 February, ‘No One Thing. David Smith, Late Sculptures’ at Hauser & Wirth’s 22nd Street gallery presents seven of the artist’s most important sculptures from these final years. The title of the exhibition, curated by Alexis Lowry, pays homage to the legendary artist’s radical versatility, stylistic ingenuity and experimental spirit. As Smith said in 1951, ‘My reality…is not one thing; it is a chain of interlocking visions.’

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Takesada Matsutani / Kate Van Houten. Paris Prints 1967 – 1978 to Open at Hauser & Wirth

 

 

 

Takesada Matsutani La Propagation-10 1967 Etching on BFK paper, 64.5 x 49.5 cm / 25 3/8 x 19 1/2 in Photo: Alex Delfanne © Takesada Matsutani Courtesy the artist and Hauser & Wirth ~ Takesada Matsutani La propagation-Y Jaune 1967  Etching on BFK paper64.5 x 49.7 cm / 25 3/8 x 19 5/8 in Photo: Sarah Muehlbauer © Takesada Matsutani Courtesy the artist and Hauser & Wirth

Lifelong partners in art and life, Takesada Matsutani and Kate Van Houten first met in 1967 while working at Atelier 17, the celebrated print studio established in Paris by Stanley William Hayter. Beginning 25 January 2024, Hauser & Wirth New York will present a two-part exhibition exploring the couple’s overlapping oeuvres and deep involvement with printmaking over the years through a selection of etchings, screenprints, photography, painting, sculpture and various ephemera on view at the gallery’s 18th Street location in New York City. The first installment of this presentation will focus on works made using intaglio techniques, while the second will foreground hard-edge silkscreens in vibrant color.

Through these works and related public programs, ‘Paris Prints 1967-1978’ will draw visitors into the intimate creative dialogue that has unfolded over half a century between two remarkable individuals in love with both artistic innovation and one another.

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Hauser & Wirth Presents the Two-Venue Project, ‘RETROaction’

 

 

 

 

Installation view, ‘The Whitney Biennial’, The Whitney Museum, New York, NY, 1993 © Ida Applebroog, Courtesy Hauser & Wirth.

In the early 1990s, a new generation of artists in the United States were using exhibitions to share their outlooks on the social and political turbulence of the time. Two of those exhibitions—which opened in the same year—were the 1993 Biennial Exhibition at the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York, and ‘Theater of Refusal: Black Art and Mainstream Criticism,’ curated by artist Charles Gaines at the University Art Gallery (UAG), University of California, Irvine.

On the occasion of the 30th anniversary of these landmark shows, Hauser & Wirth is pleased to present ‘RETROaction,’ a two-venue project that will begin at its Upper East Side location in 2023 and continue at its Downtown Los Angeles gallery in 2024. Many of the artists who participated in the seminal exhibitions that inspired ‘RETROaction’ are today recognized as having established the terms of critical cultural debates in the early 1990s. Eight of these artists also now work with Hauser & Wirth.

Artists include Ida Applebroog, Charles Gaines, Mike Kelley, Zoe Leonard, Glenn Ligon, Cindy Sherman, Gary Simmons and Lorna Simpson with Kevin Beasley, Torkwase Dyson,, Leslie Hewitt and Rashid Johnson.

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Pipilotti Rist. Prickling Goosebumps & A Humming Horizon, a Major Two-Part Exhibition at Hauser & Wirth + Luhring Augustine to Open in Chelsea in November

 

 

 

Annette Renert at Pipilotti Rist at Hauser and Wirth.  Photo credit: © Roberta Fineberg

On November 9th, self-described ‘wild and friendly’ Swiss artist Pipilotti Rist will present a selection of new and recent sculptural works and projections in ‘Prickling Goosebumps & a Humming Horizon,’ a major two- part exhibition opening in Chelsea. The exhibition, which will take place simultaneously at Hauser & Wirth’s 22nd Street location and Luhring Augustine’s 24th Street location, has been conceived by the artist as a multisensory experience for visitors. In these complementary presentations, Rist will explore interior and exterior—internal and external physical and psychological spaces—with Luhring Augustine reimagined as an expansive, shared ‘backyard’ and Hauser & Wirth transformed into a whimsical ‘collective living room.’

At each location visitors will be greeted with an artistic gesture on the façade: the work ‘Textile Simultaneity’ at Luhring Augustine and ‘Innocent Collection’ at Hauser & Wirth.

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Anj Smith. Drifting Habitations to Open at Hauser & Wirth New York in November

 

 

 

‘But Tell it Slant’ (2023); Oil on linen; 77 x 112 cm/30 3/8 x 44 1/8 in. Anj Smith © Anj Smith, Courtesy the artist and Hauser & Wirth. Photo: Alex Delfanne.

Beginning this November, British artist Anj Smith will debut work from her latest series of paintings in ‘Drifting Habitations,’ her first New York solo exhibition in nearly a decade. Known for intimate, intricately rendered canvases that explore themes of identity, eroticism, anxiety and ecology, Smith’s new work takes on a larger scale to explore notions of atopia, a concept beautifully elucidated by Roland Barthes as ‘drifting habitations,’ through subverting the genre of the female nude. Set within ecologically devastated landscapes, Smith’s gorgeous but unsettling canvases challenge the notion of fixed locations and invite us to consider the fluidity of our experiences and perceptions of the world. Delving into the complex relationship between self and space, Smith’s luminous works question the very nature of our connections to the environments we inhabit.

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‘Ed Clark. The Big Sweep’ to Open at Hauser & Wirth, 22nd Street

 

 

 

Ed Clark, Locomotion, 1963, Oil on canvas, 192.4 x 371.2 cm/75 3/4 x 146 1/8 inches. Photo: thomas Barratt. © The Estate of Ed Clark Courtesy the Estate and Hauser & Wirth

Beginning 7 September, two full floors of Hauser & Wirth’s 22nd Street building in New York will be devoted to ‘The Big Sweep,’ an exhibition covering the six-decade career of pioneering American abstractionist Ed Clark (1926 – 2019). Taking its title from Clark’s dedication to innovative techniques, particularly his revolutionary embrace of the common push broom as a paintbrush, this presentation documents the ways in which Clark pushed the boundaries of abstraction and its conventions beyond expressionism, from his breakthrough introduction of the shaped canvas to his distinctive approach to and impact upon questions of materiality, form and color.

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Exemplary Modern. Sophie Taeuber-Arp with Contemporary Artists to Open at Hauser & Wirth 69th Street, NYC

 

 

 

Sophie Taeuber-Arp in the planning office for the Aubette, Straßburg, France, 1927. Courtesy Stiftung Arp e.V., Berlin/Rolandswerth and Hauser & Wirth. © Stiftung Arp e.V., Berlin/Rolandswerth / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York. Photo: unknown

Beginning 6 September, Hauser & Wirth New York will present a special exhibition juxtaposing key works by pioneering early 20th-century Swiss modernist Sophie Taeuber-Arp (1889-1943) with works by three contemporary artists—Leonor Antunes, Ellen Lesperance and Nicolas Party. ‘Exemplary Modern. Sophie Taeuber-Arp with Contemporary Artists’ highlights the versatility and enduring legacy of the Swiss avant-garde master. Through the sculptures, works on paper and textile on view, the practices of Antunes, Lesperance and Party resonate with that of Taeuber-Arp, underscoring the diversity and enduring influence of her radical interdisciplinary oeuvre.

On view through 4 November, ‘Exemplary Modern. Sophie Taeuber-Arp with Contemporary Artists’ has been organized by Tanya Barson.

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‘Nicolas Party. Swamp’ to Open at Hauser & Wirth in September

 

 

 

Nicolas Party, Swamp,, 2023. Soft pastel on linen. Left: 175.1 x 55 cm/68 15/16 x 21 5/8 in.; Center: 175 x 110 cm/68 7/8 x 43 5/16 in; Right: 175.1 x 55 cm/68 15/16 x 21 5/8 in. Photo: Adam Reich. © Nicolas Party, courtesy the artist and Hauser & Wirth

For his first solo exhibition with Hauser & Wirth in New York City, Nicolas Party will transform the first floor of the gallery’s 22nd Street building. New oil-on-copper paintings, cabinet compositions, signature pastel paintings and two monumental site-specific murals will immerse visitors in Party’s practice, which simultaneously celebrates and challenges longstanding and cherished conventions of representational painting through his uniquely singular, subversive style. 

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‘Louise Bourgeois. Once there was a mother’ on View at Hauser & Wirth

 

 

 

From L-R: Louise Bourgeois, the Passage, 2007. Digital print on fabric with fabric collage Unique variant. 129.5 x 96.5 x 5.1 cm/51 x 38 x 2 in. © The Easton Foundation/Licensed by VAGA at Artists Rights Society (ARS), NY. courtesy The Easton Foundation and Hauser & Wirth. Photo: Christopher Burke. ~ Louise Bourgeois, The Fragile, 2007. Digital prints on fabric, some with dye additions, suite of 36 Ed. 7/7 + 3 APs. Each: 29.2 x 24.1 cm/11 1/2 x 9 1/2 in. © The Easton Foundation/ Licensed by VAGA at Artists Rights Society (ARS), NY. Courtesy The Easton Foundation and Hauser & Wirth. Photo: Sarah Muehlbauer.

Hauser & Wirth is pleased to announce that the gallery will inaugurate its new dedicated space for Hauser & Wirth Editions with ‘Once there was a mother,’ a solo presentation of important and little-seen works by Louise Bourgeois (1911– 2010). Celebrated for large-scale sculpture and installation art, Bourgeois was also an inventive and prolific printmaker, especially during the last decade of her life. Centered around one of her most powerful themes––motherhood and maternity––the exhibition places Bourgeois’s printed works in relation to sculptures and drawings to highlight the essential role printmaking played within her multifaceted practice. It is the first show to focus on Bourgeois’s prints since the 2017-18 MoMA exhibition, ‘Louise Bourgeois: An Unfolding Portrait,’ curated by Deborah Wye, who is also the editor of the online catalogue raisonné of Bourgeois’s prints and books.

In Conversation: Jenny Holzer on Louise Bourgeois, Tuesday, December 19th from 6-7pm. RSVP.

Portrait of Jenny Holzer at Hauser and Worth for talk on Louise Bourgeoise. Photo credit: © Roberta Fineberg

‘Once there was a mother’ opens to the public 8 September and will remain on view through 23 December 2023.

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‘Mark Bradford. You Don’t Have to Tell Me Twice’ to Open at Hauser & Wirth

 

 

 

Fire Fire (2021) Mixed media on canvas 3 panels, overall: 346.4 x 687.7 x 5.7 cm / 136 3/8 x 270 3/4 x 2 1/4 in Left: 345.8 x 190.8 cm / 136 1/8 x 75 1/8 in. Middle: 345.8 x 275 cm / 136 1/8 x 120 1/8 in. Right: 345.8 x 191.1 cm / 136 1/8 x 75 1/4 in. Image: Mark Bradford © Mark Bradford, Courtesy the artist and Hauser & Wirth. Photo: Joshua White/JWPictures.com

Beginning 13 April, Hauser & Wirth will present ‘You Don’t Have to Tell Me Twice,’ a major solo exhibition by Mark Bradford. Filling the entirety of the gallery’s 22nd Street building, the artist’s first show in New York since 2015 sees the artist embarking upon a deeply personal exploration of the multifaceted nature of displacement and the predatory forces that feed on populations driven into motion by crisis. Primarily known for his unique style of ‘social abstraction,’ Bradford has recently turned his attention toward figures, including his own, and has created sweeping new works where flora and fauna––predators and prey––move within dense, dreamlike abstracted landscapes, masses of material, color and line.

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Hauser & Wirth in Collaboration with Fort Gansevoort Present ‘Winfred Rembert. All of Me’

 

 

 

Saint to Saint II, 2016. Dye on carved and tooled leather. 87 x 97.8 cm/34 1/4 x 38 1/2 in (framed); Winfred Rembert © 2023 The Estate of Winfred Rembert/ARS NY Courtesy the estate, Fort Gansevoort, and Hauser & Wirth

On 23 February, Hauser & Wirth will present ‘All of Me,’ its first exhibition of works by late American artist Winfred Rembert (1945-2021), in collaboration with Fort Gansevoort. Occupying all three floors of the gallery’s 69th Street location, this immersive tribute to Rembert’s life and artistry will include more than 40 works made in his signature medium of carved, tooled and painted leather, including several never before seen.

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The Thoughtful Work of Roberto Cuoghi in ‘PEPSIS’ Opens at Hauser & Wirth

 

 

 

A(XLVIIPs)t, 2021, silk, acrylic, wood, aluminum structure; 385 x 514 cm/151 5/8 x 202 3/8 in; Photo: Sarah Muehlbauer. Roberto Coughi © Roberto Cough Courtesy the artist and Hauser & Wirth

For his first exhibition with Hauser & Wirth and first New York City solo presentation in nearly a decade, Italian artist Roberto Cuoghi will populate the ground floor of the gallery’s 22nd Street building with an entirely new body of work. One of the most celebrated, yet enigmatic, artists of his generation, Cuoghi is known for an exacting, almost obsessive, research- and process-driven practice that spans the full spectrum of styles and genres. ‘Pepsis’* will debut works from Cuoghi’s ongoing, all-consuming project of the same name—a complex, multi-faceted investigation initiated in early 2020 after a fully immersive stay in New York City. Much of this body of work focuses on a rarely explored aspect of his ever-expanding practice, a medium infrequently associated with Cuoghi but central in contemporary art discourse now: painting.

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Hauser & Wirth presents ‘Charles Gaines.Southern Trees’

 

 

 

Charles Gaines, Numbers and Trees: Charleston Series 1, Tree #8, Sage Way, 2022; Acrylic sheet, acrylic paint, lacquer, wood, 3 parts Unique; Overall: 241.3 x 337.8 x 14.6 cm/95 x 133 x 5 3/4 inches © Charles Gaines. courtesy the artist and Hauser & Wirth. Photo: Fredrik Nilsen

Hauser & Wirth presents ‘Southern Trees,’ the gallery’s first New York exhibition with distinguished American artist Charles Gaines and his first in the city since 2018. One of the most important conceptual artists working today, the show explores the evolution of Gaines’s complex practice, demonstrating how he has continued to forge new paths within the innovative framework of two of his most acclaimed series, Numbers and Trees and Walnut Tree Orchard. The exhibition’s title, ‘Southern Trees,’ alludes directly to the 150-year-old pecan trees pictured in the new works, and symbolically to the opening lyrics of ‘Strange Fruit,’ Billie Holiday’s haunting protest anthem from the 1930s. Charles Gaines.Southern Trees opening January 26th.

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‘Angel Otero. Swimming Where Time Was’ at Hauser & Wirth in November

 

 

 

Angel Otero, ‘One Hundred Dreams From Now’, Oil paint and oil paint skins collaged on canvas © Angel Otero courtesy of the gallery.

Beginning 10 November, Angel Otero will present his first major solo exhibition with Hauser & Wirth, ‘Swimming Where Time Was.’ Filling the 5th floor of the gallery’s 22nd street location, this new body of work marks a turning point in the artist’s career, revealing a new sensibility that has emerged over the last few years. These vibrant large-scale canvases merge the figurative and abstract sides of Otero’s innovative technical practice, advancing the artist’s exploration of oil paint as a medium and a conduit for self-reflection and analysis. Using his personal history to make sense of the current moment, these new works intensify the artist’s uncanny ability to convey memory and history through materiality.

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The Exhibition ‘Lucio Fontana: Sculpture’ on view at Hauser & Wirth in November, 2022

 

 

 

Lucio Fontana, Milan, 1963 © Ugo Mulas Heirs. All rights reserved. Photo: Ugh Mulas

Hauser & Wirth New York will stage the second part of a trilogy of exhibitions curated by Luca Massimo Barbero, in collaboration with the Fondazione Lucio Fontana. Dedicated to Fontana’s extraordinary experimentation in sculpture, this tailor-made presentation will take place at the gallery’s uptown location on November 3, 2022, the very same building where in 1961 Fontana’s first solo shows in the United States were held concurrently at the Martha Jackson and David Anderson galleries. These exhibitions, critical to introducing Fontana’s work more deeply to American audiences, followed the artist’s inclusion in the relevant 1949 exhibition ‘Twentieth-Century Italian Art,’ curated by James Thrall Sobey and Alfred H. Barr Jr., at the Museum of Modern Art, where his work remains a highlight of the permanent collection.

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Hauser & Wirth to Exhibit Zoe Leonard ~ Excerpts from ‘Al río / To the River’ in September, 2022

 

 

 

Zoe Leonard, Installation view, Whitney Biennial, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY, 2014 © Zoe Leonard

Over the past three decades, Zoe Leonard has probed the conditions of image-making and the politics of display, merging photography, sculpture, and installation in her acclaimed conceptual practice. This fall, Hauser & Wirth will present a selection from her expansive photographic project ‘Al río / To the River’ (2016–2022) on the second floor of the gallery’s 22nd Street location.

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Hauser & Wirth to Exhibit Works by Artist Jenny Holzer in September, 2022

 

 

 

Image: Jenny Holzer, keyhole of history, 2022 (detail), 24k gold and moon gold leaf and oil on linen, 58 x 44 in. / 147.3 x 111.8 cm, Text: US government document © 2022 Jenny Holzer, ARS. Photo: Sveva Costa Sanseverino

Renowned American artist Jenny Holzer has used language as her primary medium since the 1970s, combining poetic, political, and personal texts to reflect our experiences of power, violence, joy, oppression, idealism, sexism, leadership, nonsense, despair, reform, fun, and corruption. This September, Hauser & Wirth New York will present Holzer’s most recent works, including thought-provoking paintings, curse tablets, and a monumental kinetic display packing presidential tweets in the artist’s long-anticipated solo exhibition for New York City.

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Hauser & Wirth to Exhibit ‘Christina Quarles: in 24 Days tha Sun’ll Set at 7pm’ in September, 2022

 

 

 

Image: Christina Quarles, Caught Up, 2021, Acrylic on canvas, 213.4 x 182.9 x 5.1 cm / 84 x 72 x 2 in © Christina Quarles. Courtesy the artist, Hauser & Wirth, and Pilar Corrias, London. Photo: Fredrik Nilsen

Following the presentation of her work at this year’s Venice Biennale, and ahead of her inclusion in the Biennale de Lyon, Christina Quarles will have her first major solo exhibition of new paintings with Hauser & Wirth in New York in September.

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Lorna Simpson: 1985-92 at Hauser & Wirth in September, 2022

 

 

 

Image: Lorna Simpson, Necklines, 1989, 3 silver gelatin prints, 2 engraved plastic plaques, 176.2 x 171.8 x 4.1 cm / 69 3/8 x 67 5/8 x 1 5/8 in © Lorna Simpson. Photo: Adam Reich

Hauser & Wirth New York will begin its fall exhibition season with a survey of foundational works by pioneering multidisciplinary artist Lorna Simpson. Occupying all three floors of the gallery’s 69th Street location, this exhibition traces the impact and enduring influence of Simpson’s earliest output from the 1980s and 90s, with a selection of works on loan from major museums, private collections and the artist’s studio.

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Cindy Sherman. 1977 ~ 1982 to Open at Hauser & Wirth New York, 69th Street

 

 

 

Cindy Sherman, Untitled Film Still, 1978; Gelatin silver print, Edition of 10, 2 AP; 8 x 10in/20.3 x 25.4 cm © Cindy Sherman. courtesy the artist and Hauser & Wirth

With her early work, Cindy Sherman revolutionized the role of the camera in artistic practice and opened the door for generations of artists and critics to rethink photography as a medium. On 4 May 2022, Hauser & Wirth New York will present over one hundred works from Sherman’s most groundbreaking and influential early series – including the complete set of 70 Untitled Film Stills, Rear Screen Projections and Centerfolds – in her first major solo exhibition with the gallery.

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The New Bend to Open at Hauser & Wirth 22nd Street in February, 2022

 

 

 

‘The Richt to (My) Life, Dawn Williams Boyd, 2017; Mixed media, 91.4 x 121.19/36 x 48 © Dawn Williams Boyd; Courtesy of Fort Gansevoort, New York. Photo: Ron Witherspoon

Curated by Legacy Russell, Executive Director & Chief Curator of The Kitchen, ‘The New Bend’ brings together 12 contemporary artists working in the raced, classed, and gendered traditions of quilting and textile practice – Anthony Akinbola, Eddie R. Aparicio, Dawn Williams Boyd, Diedrick Brackens, Tuesday Smillie, Tomashi Jackson, Genesis Jerez, Basil Kinkaid, Eric Mack, Sojourner Truth Parsons, Qualeasha Wood, and Zadie Xa. Their unique visual vernacular exists in tender dialogue with, and in homage to, the contributions of the Gee’s Bend Alabama quilters – Black American women in collective cooperation and creative economic production – and their enduring legacy as a radical meeting place, a prompt, and as intergenerational inspiration. This exhibition acknowledges the work of Gee’s Bend quilters such as Sarah Benning (b. 1933), Missouri Pettway (1902-1981), Lizzie Major (1922-2011), Sally Bennett Jones (1944-1988), Mary Lee Bendolph (b.1935), and so many more, as central to expanded histories of abstraction and modernism.

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Arshile Gorky. Beyond The Limit at Hauser & Wirth New York

 

 

 

Image credit: Arshile Gorky, Untitled (Virginia Summer) c. 1946 – 1947
Oil on canvas 128.5 x 159.5 cm / 50 5/8 x 62 3/4 in Photo: Jon Etter; © The Arshile Gorky Foundation / Artists Rights Society Courtesy the Arshile Gorky Foundation and Hauser & Wirth

On 16 November, Hauser & Wirth New York will present a newly discovered, never before exhibited, painting by Arshile Gorky. ‘Untitled (Virginia Summer)’ was uncovered in 2020 during conservation and research for Gorky’s catalogue raisonné. It was discovered directly beneath ‘The Limit,’ attached to the same, original stretcher that Gorky used when the painting first left his studio in 1947. Hidden for over 70 years, ‘Untitled (Virginia Summer)’ is as rich and as vibrant as when it was first created. ‘Beyond The Limit’ will present both paintings to the public together for the first time, along with works on paper directly related to the recently discovered composition, and a new book from Hauser & Wirth Publishers featuring illuminating essays by Parker Field, Managing Director of the Arshile Gorky Foundation, and Pepe Karmel, Associate Professor of Art History at New York University. The exhibition, and accompanying publication, provide fresh insight into the development of Gorky’s practice during the last years of his life, when his abstract imagery and style reached a confident maturity.

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Erna Rosenstein. Once Upon a Time at Hauser & Wirth New York

 

 

 

Poświata (Afterglow), 1968; oil on canvas; 58 x 66 cm (22 7/8 x 26 in); Photo Marek Gardulski. Erna Rosenstein © The Estate of Erna Rosenstein/Adam Sandauer; Courtesy Hauser & Wirth and Foksal Gallery Foundation

Beginning 30 September, Hauser & Wirth will debut ‘Erna Rosenstein: Once Upon a Time,’ the first monographic exhibition outside of Poland devoted to Erna Rosenstein (1913 – 2004). One of the key figures of the Polish avant-garde, Rosenstein’s wartime survival, commitment to Surrealism, and lifelong adherence to leftist ideologies course through a remarkable array of paintings, drawings, and assemblage sculptures, as well as poems, diaristic writings, and deceptively whimsical children’s stories. Steeped in an extraordinary history and responding to the Nazi occupation of Poland, personal traumas suffered in the Holocaust, the postwar sociopolitical upheaval of her native country, and passionate engagement in the intellectual circles of her times, Erna Rosenstein’s work defies simple classification. Her six-decades long career was fueled by the formation of prewar artistic, intellectual, and political affiliations, and is expressed through her continued oscillation between autobiographical figuration and biomorphic abstraction. Grappling with themes of memory, trauma, longing, and loss, she used paint, ink, and found materials to suggest a world tinged with allegory, enchantment, and fairy tale.

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Hauser & Wirth + Hunter College in MFA/MA Exhibition, ‘We Were Already Gone’

 

 

 

Sydney Shavers, Rose Mount Rose, 2021; Acrylic paint, Resin, Raspberries, Blackberries, Sugar, Joint Compound, Flowers, Red Carnations, Red Rose, Food Dye, Canvas, Corn Syrup, Cherries, Pigment, Flax Seeds, Oranges, Queen Anne Candies; 40.6 x 30.4 x 2.54 cm /16 x 12 x 1 in. Photo: Courtesy of the artist, Hunter College and Hauser & Wirth

Hauser & Wirth New York will open its doors to ‘We Were Already Gone’, an exhibition at its West 22nd Street location in the Chelsea Arts District, organized in collaboration with Hunter College. Curated by graduate students in Hunter’s Department of Art & Art History, this exhibition will showcase the work of artists currently enrolled in the school’s MFA Program in Studio Art. ‘We Were Already Gone’ spotlights the diversity and holistic approach that have situated Hunter uniquely among American institutions devoted to higher education in the arts. The show will present an array of works across mediums, with sculpture, painting, and videos that confront the global cultural and political reckoning underway.

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Tetsumi Kudo: Metamorphosis at Hauser & Wirth, 22nd Street

 

 

 

Bonjour et Bonne Nuit (Good Day and Good Night), Tetsumi Kudo, 1963; Wood, metal, plastic; 134 x 67 x 67 cm/52 3/4 x 26 3/8 x 26 3/8 in © 2021 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York/ADAGP, Paris; Courtesy Hiroko Kudo, the Estate of Tetsumi Kudo. Photo: Lance Brewer

In a wide-ranging practice spanning four decades, postwar Japanese artist Tetsumi Kudo (1935 – 1990) explored the effects of mass consumerism, the rise of technology, and ecological degradation on post- war society through satirical, critical, elaborately detailed and meticulously constructed environments that continue to exert a powerful influence on artists today. Opening 5 May, ‘Tetsumi Kudo. Metamorphosis,’ the artist’s first exhibition at Hauser & Wirth New York, focuses upon the late artist’s idea of metamorphosis which emphasizes the need for personal and collective spiritual evolution beyond the values of Western Humanism, which he believed caused war, racism, and colonialism, and alienated people from the natural environment.

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Hauser & Wirth Celebrates the Work of Frank Bowling: London/New York

 

 

 

Enter the Dragon, Frank Bowling, 1984; Acrylic, acrylic gel and polyurethane foam on canvas with marouflage. 223 x 213 cm/87 3/4 x 83 7/8 in; 230 x 219.6 x 10.5 cm/90 1/2 x 86 1/2 x 4 1/8 in (framed). © Frank Bowling. All Rights Reserved. DACS 2021. Photo: Damian Griffiths courtesy of the gallery

Reflecting the scale and scope of a prodigious six-decade career that has unfolded while criss-crossing the Atlantic Ocean, Sir Frank Bowling’s inaugural exhibition with Hauser & Wirth will be presented in both the gallery’s London and New York locations simultaneously, beginning May 2021. With works on view spanning over 50 years of the British icon’s career from 1967 to the present day, ‘Frank Bowling – London / New York’ celebrates the ways in which one artist’s inventive approach to the materiality of paint has expanded the boundaries of abstraction.

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David Smith: Follow My Path to go On View at Hauser & Wirth New York, 69th Street

 

 

 

Study for ‘The Hero’ 1951; Watercolor and ink on paper; 46.4 x 57.8 cm/18 1/4 x 22 3/4 in.; Chazen Museum of Art, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Terese and Alvin S. Lane Collection; Courtesy the Estate of David Smith and Hauser & Wirth. © 2021 The Estate of David Smith/Licensed by VAGA at Artists Rights Society (ARS), NY

New York… In a 1952 lecture at the Detroit Institute of Arts, David Smith (1906 – 1965) described the inspiration behind one of his recent sculptures, saying ‘My wish is that you travel by perception the path which I traveled in creating it. That same wish goes for the rest of my work.’ Taking its title from his remarks, ‘David Smith: Follow My Path’ will go on view at Hauser & Wirth New York beginning 27 April.

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Roni Horn. Recent Work to open at Hauser & Wirth New York

 

 

 

Ron Horn; Detail from:LOG (March 22,2019–May 14, 2020), 2019 -2020©RoniHornCourtesy the artist and Hauser & Wirth

Roni Horn has spent the past four decades questioning accepted notions of identity and meaning, thwarting closure and opening up new possibilities of perception through her expansive body of work across mediums. Beginning 18 February, ‘Roni Horn. Recent Work’ will present the artist’s latest achievements in the realm of drawing, a medium she has described as ‘a kind of breathing activity on a daily level.’

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Jack Whitten. I Am The Object at Hauser & Wirth ~ November 5

 

 

 

Jack Whitten, My Argiroula: For Argiro Galeraki 1981-1995. Mixed Media and Acrylic on Wood, Irregular. 44.5 x 41.9cm/17 1/2 x 16 1/2 in. © Jack Whitten Estate. Photo: Dan Baradica

Beginning 5 November 2020, Hauser & Wirth New York will present rarely seen works made by American artist Jack Whitten (1939 – 2018). The exhibition focuses on his practice from 1991 through 2000, a period of intense experimentation during which, deeply affected by tumultuous world events, he strove to incorporate them into his work. Blurring the boundaries between sculpture and painting, and between the studio and the world, the multidimensional works on view combine geometric abstraction and found objects to mine spiritual and metaphysical thematic veins.

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George Condo. Internal Riot at Hauser & Wirth New York

 

 

 

Internal Riot, 2020; Acrylic, pigment stick and metallic paint one linen; 208.3 x 203.2 cm/82 x 80 in. © George Condo Courtesy the artist and Hauser & Wirth. Photo: Thomas Barratt

Hauser & Wirth will open its doors to ‘Internal Riot,’ an exhibition of new paintings and works on paper by American artist George Condo. Made during the quarantine period, these works reflect the unsettling experience of physical distance and the absence of human contact during this prolonged time of so- cial isolation. The pandemic has forced Condo to take his portraiture practice to a new level, with invented cha- racters captured in an abstract web that reveals the humanity inherent in their fractured psychological states.

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Hauser & Wirth Opened its New Selldorf Architects Designed Building in Chelsea

 

 

 

Hauser & Wirth, 542-548 West 22nd Street, NYC. Image courtesy Selldorf Architects

Now, with New York City in Phase 3, Hauser & Wirth has opened the doors to its new building located at 542 West 22nd Street in Chelsea. The 36,000 square-foot, Selldorf Architects designed building includes a bookshop, crafted cafe and bar, and large flexible-configuration gallery spaces with site-specific artist interventions in such areas as stairways and elevators.

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Visit the New Exhibition, ‘Louis Bourgeois. Drawings 1947-2007’ in the Online Viewing Room at Hauser & Wirth NYC

 

 

Louise Bourgeois in her home on West 20th Street, New York, 2000. Photo: © Jean-Francois Jaussaud; © The Easton Foundation/Licensed by VAGA at Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

We appreciate museums and galleries offering free content online, along with new virtual gallery exhibitions. Hauser & Wirth New York will launch the online exhibition, Louise Bourgeois. Drawings 1947-2007, on March 25, 2020.

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Rita Ackermann. Mama ’19 at Hauser & Wirth Chelsea

 

 

 

Rita Ackermann, Mama, Morty Smoking, 2019; Oil, pigment, acrylic, china marker, and graphite on canvas; 223.5 x 198.1 cm/88 x 78 in © Rita Ackermann. Photo: Thomas Barratt. Image courtesy Hauser & Wirth

Beginning 20 February, Hauser & Wirth will present the latest body of work by Hungarian born, New York-based artist Rita Ackermann ~ a suite of new paintings in which figures and motifs rise to the surface of canvases, only to dissolve and reappear elsewhere again. Continue reading “Rita Ackermann. Mama ’19 at Hauser & Wirth Chelsea”

Jack Whitten. Transitional Space. A Drawing Survey ~ at Hauser & Wirth

 

 

 

Jack Whitten, Space Flower #9, 2006, Acrylic, pastel, powdered mylar on rice paper. 18.4 x 21 cm/7 1/4 x 8 1/4 in. Photo: Genevieve Hanson. Image courtesy the Jackknifes Whitten Estate and  Hauser & Wirth

Hauser & Wirth will open its doors to the first major survey of Jack Whitten’s works on paper, spanning the artist’s six decade career. Jack Whitten (1939 – 2018) made it his mission to disrupt the discipline of art history through experiments with material, process, and technique. He effectively constructed a bridge between gestural abstraction and process art, constantly working toward a nuanced language of painting that employs deeply personal expression. Whitten was also a prolific and powerful draughtsman. The unique body of works on view at Hauser & Wirth testifies to the immensity of his commitment to drawing as a means to make manifest his ideas and advance his methods.

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