Hauser & Wirth is an internationally acclaimed gallery of contemporary and modern art.
The first gallery was founded in Zurich in 1992 by Iwan and Manuela Wirth and Ursula Hauser. In 1996, the Zurich gallery opened in the former Löwenbräu brewery building, along with other Contemporary Art galleries, the Kunsthalle Zürich, and the Migros Museum für Gegenwartskunst Zürich.
In September 2010, Hauser & Wirth re-located their Zurich space to a temporary location at Hubertus Exhibitions while the Löwenbräu building was undergoing renovation (Hauser & Wirth Zürich returned to the Löwenbräu in June 2012 with an exhibition of works by Hans Arp, a founding member of the Dada movement in Zurich).
Celebrating the work of New York based artist Zoe Leonard, born on this day 23 September. –
Zoe Leonard’s large-scale wall installation ‘American Falls from Below’ is composed of 169 postcards of American Falls, the second-largest of the three waterfalls that are together known as Niagara Falls. –
Leonard uses the strategies of iteration and variation that are among the signatures of her critically acclaimed oeuvre. Her postcards, presented en masse, draw attention to the ways in which artifacts and cultural conventions have mapped and framed the topography of the natural world – and our understanding of it.
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1. Zoe Leonard, American Falls from Below, 2016
2,3,4,5. Zoe Leonard, American Falls from Below (detail), 2016