Hauser & Wirth is an internationally acclaimed gallery of contemporary and modern art.
The first gallery was founded in Zurich in 1992.
In July 2014 Hauser & Wirth Somerset opened on the outskirts of Bruton in Somerset. Hauser & Wirth Somerset is a gallery and arts center focused on a core belief in conservatoin, education and sustainability, and is designed around several renovated Grade II-listed historical buildings as well as two new purpose built galleries on the site of Dursland Farm. Accompanied by an extensive education program and regular artists-in-residence, the gallery aims to share contemporary art with new audiences and to engage the public with art, the countryside and the local community.
Hauser & Wirth Somerset is a pioneering world-class gallery and multi-purpose arts centre, which acts as a destination for experiencing art, architecture and the remarkable Somerset landscape through new and innovative exhibitions of contemporary art. A landscaped garden, designed for the gallery by internationally renowned landscape architect Piet Oudolf, includes a 1.5 acre perennial meadow, which sits behind the gallery buildings.
Centred around a core belief in conservation, education and sustainability, Hauser & Wirth Somerset offers a wide variety of special events including talks, seminars, workshops and screenings, as well as an extensive learning programme for local schools, young people and families. The centre also provides resources including a bookshop and dedicated learning room.
Hauser & Wirth Somerset supports an immersive artist-in-residence programme, encouraging artists to benefit from the idyllic surroundings and to integrate with the local community.
Hauser & Wirth Somerset is open with free admission to the public, six days per week, throughout the year.
Our new shop at Hauser & Wirth Los Angeles presents a curated selection of items with a focus on provenance and source: small makers, local craftspeople, community projects, artist collaborations and products from Hauser & Wirth galleries around the world.
Featuring exclusive collections from Los Angeles based makers, unique artist products, books from Hauser & Wirth Publishers and exceptional items from our gallery and farm in Somerset, England.
Visit Hauser & Wirth Los Angeles this weekend as part of Arts District Daze (@artsdistrictdaze) to experience our current exhibitions ‘Paul McCarthy. WS Spinoffs, Wood Statues, Brown Rothkos’, ‘Takesada Matsutani’ and ‘Monika Sosnowska’, contemporary art and culture bookstore ARTBOOK (@artbook) and acclaimed Manuela restaurant (@manueladtla). #HauserWirthLosAngeles #Weekend #Store #NowOpen #Local #Craft #DTLA #LosAngeles #ArtsDistrict #ADDaze #Manuela #ARTBOOK #HauserWirthPublishers #HWPublishers #HWSHOP #HauserWirth
Photo: Mario de Lopez
Takesada Matsutani talks about his life, work and deciding to be an artist, on the occasion of his solo exhibition at Hauser & Wirth Los Angeles – full video online now.
The illuminating survey exhibition spanning Matsutani’s career offers an expansive look at his unique visual language of form and materials. Paintings, drawings, and sculptures engage themes of the eternal and echo the endless cycles of life and death, revealing the influence of the ethos of Gutai on the artist’s early experimentation and its lasting impact today. ‘Takesada Matsutani’ is on view through 3 September 2017 at Hauser & Wirth Los Angeles.
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Diana Thater’s ‘Delphine’ (1999) features in the exhibition ‘Auto Vision. Media Art from Nam June Paik to Pipilotti Rist’ at Kunsthalle Bremen (@kunsthalle.bremen), Bremen, Germany, on view through 3 September 2017. –
The extensive exhibition presents an overview of film, video and electronic media art since the 1960s, from early single-channel videos to immersive video installations. Works from the Kunsthalle Bremen collection on view include John Cage's ‘Writing Through the Duty of Civil Disobedience’ (1985/91), Pipilotti Rist's 'Enlight my Space' (2008), 'The Space for One Color’ (1998) by Olafur Eliasson and Diana Thater’s ‘Delphine’ (1999), alongside numerous works by the father of video art Nam June Paik such as ‘Video Synthesizer’ (1969/92) and ‘Three Camera Participation/Participation TV’ (1969/2001).
‘When we talk about nature, we are talking about ourselves really. Nature is a screen where we project ourselves. Nature is the ultimate other.’ Diana Thater’s four-projector installation ’Delphine’ immerses viewers in an underwater world of swimming dolphins – with the viewer taking the position of both the diver behind the camera and the perspective of the ocean dwellers. It is the interplay of the viewer and the viewed, of subject and object, which Thater repeatedly tackles, and always on multiple levels.
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Image: Diana Thater, ‘Delphine (detail), 1999, Installation view, Kunsthalle Bremen, 2017 Photo: Roman Mensing
Each of Durslade Farmhouse’s bedrooms has its own unique character and style, featuring artwork and locally sourced furniture. Martin Creed’s ‘Work No. 436’ (2005), a five-part set of monochrome drawings made with different bright-to-fluorescent colored highlighter pens on paper, hangs above the bed in the attic bedroom. –
Durslade Farmhouse is located on the site of Hauser & Wirth Somerset and forms part of a group of Grade II listed farm buildings that date back from as early as 1760. Renovated by Argentinian architect Luis Laplace, the six bedroom farmhouse celebrates the natural antiquity of the building featuring its original fittings and surfaces. A specially commissioned painted mural by Guillermo Kuitca covers the walls of the dining room, while a mesmerising video installation by Pipilotti Rist plays in the sitting room.
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