Hauser & Wirth is an internationally acclaimed gallery of contemporary and modern art.
The first gallery was founded in Zurich in 1992.
In September 2009 Hauser & Wirth opened a New York gallery in the Upper East Side of Manhattan with ‘Allan Kaprow. Yard’ an Environment first made in 1961 by Allan Kaprow.
In 2013, Hauser & Wirth opened their second New York gallery at 511 West 18th Street, in what used to be the Roxy. Located on the second level of a Chelsea garage, the gallery draws visitors up a long, sweeping stairway before revealing the 10,000 sf exhibition space. Several artists contributed to the project including Björn Roth, who designed the gallery’s Roth Bar as a tribute to his father Dieter Roth; and Martin Creed, who created a custom installation for the entrance stair hall.
‘Lee Lozano. Pulling out the Stops’ in its final week at Museo Reina Sofia (@museoreinasofia), Madrid, Spain. –
The survey exhibition tracks this development from the highly erotic drawings and paintings produced between 1961 and 1963, merging body organs and work utensils in aggressive and devouring hybrid forms, to the starker palettes and surfaces, the industrial tools and symbolism of works from 1964 full of ambiguous contours and sexual connotations, to the abstract and minimalist focus of her later ‘energy pantings’ presenting geometric planes, optical effects, spatiality and exploring mathematics and electromagnetic waveforms.
Lozano’s art, produced over the course of little more than a decade, is striking for its breadth and energy, and admired for its daring physicality and tirelessness in investigating the body and issues of gender. In short, Lozano’s oeuvre comprises a search for a truly authentic form of expression. Standing apart from the detached and rarified conceptual art of her time, Lozano merged art and life, images and ideas together, in works characterized by a unique use of paint, language, and action.
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1. Lee Lozano, Ream, 1964
Blanton Museum of Art, The University of Texas at Austin Gift of Mari and James A. Michener, 1968
2, 3. Installation view, ‘Lee Lozano. Pulling out the Stops’, Museo Reina Sofia (@museoreinasofia), Madrid, Spain, 2017.
Photo: Joaquín Cortés / Román Lores
Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía