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).
Takesada Matstutani’s ‘Venice Stream’ (2016) features in his current solo exhibition at Hauser & Wirth Los Angeles, on view through 3 September 2017. –
In this and other late works, Matsutani brings together his signature material of vinyl glue with graphite pencil. In a marked difference from the raw rendering of his early works, Matsutani carefully controls the glue as it moves across his canvases, making or deflating pockets of air and creating new ridges, wrinkles and crevices as the adhesive hardens. He then covers the surface in methodical, almost meditative, graphite lines, these markings reflecting light, teasing out hints of texture, depth and volume. –
The ‘Venice Stream’ tondo canvas is from the series of works Matsutani made for his participation in ‘Viva Arte Viva’, the 57th International Art Exhibition curated by Christine Macel at La Biennale di Venezia.
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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