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Hauser & Wirth  International contemporary and modern art gallery with spaces in Zurich, London, Somerset, New York, Los Angeles, Hong Kong, Gstaad and St. Moritz.

‘Mark Bradford: Tomorrow Is Another Day’ opens tomorrow at The Baltimore Museum of Art (@baltimoremuseumofart), Baltimore MD. –
Originally presented at the U.S. Pavilion at the 2017 Venice Biennale, 'Tomorrow Is Another Day' was born out of Bradford's ongoing interest in the inherently social nature of the material world we inhabit. Bradford recycles ordinary materials in an homage to a shared American experience, recalling memories of his mother’s hair salon or the streets of Los Angeles. In its U.S. debut, this exhibition takes on new meaning within the context of the Baltimore community and speaks to the artist’s belief in art as a platform to examine contradictory histories and effect positive change.

Mark Bradford will be in conversation with Director Christopher Bedford and Senior Curator Katy Seigel tomorrow afternoon as part of the community celebration highlighting the Greenmount West Power Press, a program operating out of Baltimore’s Greenmount West Community Center (GWCC), and initiated by Bradford in conjunction with ‘Tomorrow Is Another Day.’ Follow the link in our Stories to learn more.
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Image; Mark Bradford, Go Tell It on the Mountain, 2016. Glenstone Museum, Potomac MD. © Mark Bradford. Courtesy the artist and Hauser & Wirth. Photo: Joshua White

Visit Hauser & Wirth Publishers at Printed Matter's NY Art Book Fair this week to discover titles that range from traditional exhibition catalogs to artists’ books as well as publications of primary source materials and collections of writings. Each of these books seeks to encourage understanding about contemporary art and bring new, sometimes overlooked, aspects of an artist’s creative practice into focus. –
Highlights include 'Arshile Gorky: The Plow and the Song'; 'Alexander Calder: From the Stony River to the Sky'; 'Jack Whitten: Notes from the Woodshed'; ‘Lee Lozano: Language Pieces’, ’The Worlds of Stephen Spender', and 'Recto / Verso: Art Publishing in Practice, New York,' which will launch on the occasion of the fair. Follow the link in our Stories to learn more. –
Join us tomorrow in celebration of ‘Recto / Verso: Art Publishing in Practice, New York,’ the culmination of an eponymous month-long event series, co-presented by Hauser & Wirth Publishers and Artbook @ MoMA PS1 Bookstore, which explored New York’s art publishing communities. Launching at the NY Art Book Fair, the publication brings together contributions from the series’ participants and acts as a reference guide, mapping publishing resources throughout New York City. @printedmatterinc @artbookps1 @momaps1
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‘Mike Kelley. God's Oasis’ opens tomorrow at Hauser & Wirth Zurich. The exhibition offers a renewed insight into themes at the core of the Mike Kelley’s practice, such as education, memory and repression. Follow the link in our Stories to learn more. –
In collaboration with the Mike Kelley Foundations of the Arts, this will be the artist's first solo exhibition at the gallery's Zurich location. The presentation, curated by Peter Pakesch, provides a deeper understanding of Kelley’s evolving career by investigating the artist’s formative years in his hometown of Detroit, his subsequent work as an undergraduate student in Ann Arbor, Michigan and his reconsideration of this artistic output decades later. Kelley’s multifaceted oeuvre challenged the social and cultural conventions of contemporary American society through absurd, comical and acutely postmodern formulations.

Over the course of a career spanning four decades, Kelley (b.1954–2012) developed a substantial body of work which encompassed drawing, painting, sculpture, video, performance, music and critical writing. Born in Detroit, the artist studied at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor from 1973, before relocating to Los Angeles in 1976 to enrol in an MFA programme at the California Institute of the Arts. A response to the prevailing modernist aesthetic he encountered during the course of his instruction at the University of Michigan, Kelley often appropriated imagery from low-end vernacular and counterculture, taking inspiration from local comic books and artists, erotica, pulp fiction and advertising.

#MikeKelly #GodsOasis #MikeKelleyFoundation #Exhibition #Education #Memory #Repression #Drawing #Painting #Sculpture #Video #Performance #Writing #HWZürich #HauserWirth © Mike Kelley Foundation for the Arts
All rights reserved / VAGA at ARS NY, 2018

We are proud to announce the forthcoming release of Ursula, a new quarterly art magazine featuring essays, profiles, interviews, original portfolios, and photography by some of the most thought-provoking writers and artists in the world. Follow the link in our Stories to learn more and subscribe now. –
Ursula takes its name from the internationally admired co-founder of the gallery: patron, collector, mentor, and art world mater familias Ursula Hauser. Reflecting the inclusive values and broad perspective of the gallery she helped to establish in Zurich in 1992, Ursula will showcase not only the work of artists and estates represented by Hauser & Wirth, but also a wide, adventurous swath of the international art world of the 20th and 21st centuries.

This large format magazine, beautifully designed by Common Name, is driven by images and written in a sophisticated but accessible style intended to appeal to a broad and diverse audience, from scholars, curators, and seasoned collectors, to writers, critics, artists, and gallery-goers. Ursula is edited by veteran journalists. The executive editor is Randy Kennedy, former long-time senior arts writer for The New York Times. Managing editor is Catherine Davis, who served in the same role at both Interview and Spin magazines.

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In loving memory of Geta Brătescu, 1926 – 2018. Hauser & Wirth and Ivan Gallery, Bucharest are saddened by the passing of dear friend and artist Geta Brătescu. –
Credited as a pioneer in the field of Romanian Conceptualism, Geta Brătescu developed a practice concerned with themes of identity, gender, and dematerialisation. Brătescu was born in Ploieşti, Romania, in 1926. From 1945 to 1949, she studied at the Faculty of Letters and Philosophy at the University of Bucharest under renowned Romanian literary critics, George Călinescu and Tudor Vianu, and at the Bucharest Academy of Fine Arts with painter and academic, Camil Ressu. In 1950 her studies were interrupted by the Communist government, and she was unable to complete her art education until 1971. Following her exclusion from university, Brătescu worked principally as an illustrator and graphic designer, and in the early 1960s became the artistic director of prestigious literary magazine, Secolul 20.

Under the Communist regime, Brătescu established a deeply personal practice, and her studio became a site for restoration and self-analysis. The studio held a significant place in her work, a relationship documented in her 1978 film, ‘The Studio’, which addresses her approach to the dissolution of the frontier between spaces of art making and daily life. Brătescu’s oeuvre comprised drawing, collage, engraving, textiles, photography, as well as experimental film, video and performance. She published a number of books documenting her daily studio activities and personal experiences of art and travel.


Image: Geta Brătescu, 2015. Photo: Ștefan Sava. © Geta Brătescu. Courtesy Ivan Gallery and Hauser & Wirth.

‘Zeng Fanzhi. In the Studio’, conceived as a single exhibition spanning three locations in Zurich, London and Hong Kong, first opens in Zurich this week. Follow the link in our Stories to learn more.

The unifying theme of these presentations is Zeng Fanzhi’s investigations into the possibilities of painting in the contemporary era. The exhibition is reflective of Zeng’s multi-layered approach since the artist works concurrently on several series. As a result a perpetual dialogue, between abstraction and representation across histories and cultures, is at the core of his practice. As Zeng Fanzhi explains, ‘Painting provides me with a gateway to stay in contact with the world. What I feel, see, hear, and think are all articulated through my paintings.’

The exhibition allows viewers the opportunity to gain an unprecedented and in-depth understanding of the bold development of the artist’s creative process as each locale features new works which have not been previously exhibited. In Zurich the exhibition features abstract landscapes from the last two years; in London the focus is portraiture from the late 1980s to the present day; and in Hong Kong new paintings and drawings deftly draw on conjunctions of Oriental and Western artistic traditions reflecting Zeng’s ongoing research and experimentation. –
On the occasion of ‘Zeng Fanzhi. In the Studio’, join us in Zurich this Saturday 22 September for a conversation between David Anfam and Fabrice Hergott.
#ZengFanzhi #InTheStudio #Zurich #London #HongKong #ContemporaryArt #ContemporaryPainting #HWZürich #HauserWirth
Image: Zeng Fanzhi in his studio. Photo: Oliver Helbig

We are delighted to announce a new space in St. Moritz, opening in December 2018 with an exhibition of works by artist Louise Bourgeois. In the heart of the Engadin Valley, Hauser & Wirth St. Moritz is a natural extension of the gallery’s activities in its native Switzerland. Follow the link in our Stories to learn more. –
Hauser & Wirth St. Moritz will occupy the Palace Galerie space in the centre of St. Moritz. This 4,400 sq foot exhibition space spans three floors of a building owned by Badrutt’s Palace Hotel. Architect Luis Laplace will oversee interior remodelling of the site. Laplace has worked on numerous Hauser & Wirth projects, including the interior design of Le Vieux Chalet in Gstaad, and the restoration and conversion of Hauser & Wirth Somerset’s 18th-century farm buildings into a series of contemporary exhibition spaces.

St. Moritz has long been an enclave of creativity. The surrounding area was home to the Giacometti family and Alpine painter Giovanni Segantini. Over the course of the past two centuries, a range of cultural and intellectual figures have visited and been inspired by the Upper Engadine region, from philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche, writer Thomas Mann and dancer Vaslav Nijinsky, to a host of artists including Gerhard Richter, Julian Schnabel, Richard Long, and Joseph Beuys. Legendary connoisseur Bruno Bischofberger was the first gallerist to establish a space in St. Moritz in 1963, and the region is now home to a number of modern and contemporary galleries.
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‘Jack Whitten: Self Portrait with Satellites’ is now in its final week on view at Hauser & Wirth Los Angeles. This commemorative survey celebrates Jack Whitten’s (1939 – 2018) unique ability to convey the power of philosophical, scientific, and mathematical concepts through an exquisite abstraction.
The first exhibition in LA devoted to the artist in nearly 30 years, the presentation is in conjunction with ‘Odyssey: Jack Whitten Sculpture, 1963 – 2017,’ currently on view at The Met Breuer (@metbreuer), New York NY. Follow the link in our Stories to learn more about both exhibitions, including Roberta Smith’s review in The New York Times (@nytimes). –
‘Self Portrait With Satellites’ takes viewers on a journey through the various permutations of abstraction that span the artist’s entire career. The exhibition brings together self-portraits and other paintings from Whitten’s own personal collection, many of which the artist studied on a daily basis, and offers an intimate glimpse into the artist’s core beliefs about art, his deep philosophical concerns, and the people that inspired him.

‘Odyssey: Jack Whitten Sculpture, 1963 – 2017’ presents forty of Whitten’s extraordinary and previously unknown sculptures, alongside eighteen of the artist's paintings, including his entire Black Monolith series, dedicated to African American leaders in art and politics, and by sixteen works of African, Mycenaean, Minoan, Cycladic, and American art from The Met's (@metmuseum) distinguished collection.
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1. Jack Whitten, Self Portrait II, 2014 © The Estate of Jack Whitten. Photo: John Berens
2. Jack Whitten, The Tomb of Socrates, 2009 © The Estate of Jack Whitten

Don’t miss Diana Thater’s immersive light and moving-image installations on view at ICA Watershed (@icaboston), Boston MA, through 8 October 2018. Follow the link in our Stories to read Diana Thater and Steven Pestana in conversation at her home studio in Pasadena CA, recently published on The Brooklyn Rail (@brooklynrail). –
‘I do think that art is inherently political, but that its politics need not be the face of the work. I’m not interested in that. I’m not interested in reciting facts or telling people something that the news already tells them. I want the politics of the work to be part of the texture, the makeup of the work.’

For over two and a half decades, Thater has explored the precarious relationship between culture and nature in her new media practice. Frequently using animals and natural phenomena as subjects, her precisely choreographed video installations immerse the viewer in ambient environments and invite new ways of seeing the world. Thater was recently awarded the 2018 Art + Technology Lab grant at LACMA Los Angeles County Museum of Art (@lacma).

Diana Thater’s inaugurating presentation at ICA Watershed features the monumental video installation ‘Delphine’ (1999), and the recent sculptural video installation ‘A Runaway World’ (2017) produced in Kenya, focused on the lives and worlds of species on the verge of extinction and the illicit economies that threaten their survival.
#DianaThater #Delphine #ARunawayWorld #InstallationArt #VideoInstallation #NaturalWorld #ContemporaryArt #Technology #Politics #BrooklynRail #LACMA #ICABoston #ICAWatershed
Installation view, ‘Diana Thater’, ICA Watershed, Boston MA, 2018 © Diana Thater. Photo: Kerry McFate. Courtesy the artist, Hauser & Wirth, David Zwirner, and 1301PE

Born on this day, Stefan Brüggemann’s work deploys text in conceptual installations rich with acerbic social critique and a post pop aesthetic. –
Born in Mexico City and working between Mexico and London, Brüggemann’s oeuvre is characterized by an ironic conflation of Conceptualism and Minimalism. In this way, Brüggemann’s practice sits outside the canon of the conceptual artists practicing in the 1960s and 1970s, who sought dematerialization and rejected the commercialization of art. Instead his aesthetic is refined and luxurious, whilst maintaining a punk attitude.

The philosophy of language is a crucial tenet in Brüggemann’s practice, in which text functions as a fluid medium, utilized for both form and meaning; his choice of words typically provocative and topical. Spanning and sometimes combining sculpture, video, painting, and drawing, Brüggemann’s masterful wordplay and conceptual rigour coalesce to create a bold and pertinent body of work focusing on themes of appropriation and displacement.

‘This Work Should Be Turned Off When I Die’ (2011) is currently on view at Collection Lambert (@collection_lambert), Avignon, France.
#StefanBrüggemann #ArtistBirthday #Neon #Language #ConceptualArt #Minimalism #Wordplay #Critique #Conceptualism #CollectionLambert
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Image: Stefan Brüggemann, This Work Should Be Turned Off When I Die, 2011. Installation view, ‘Lambert Collection Masterpieces’, Collection Lambert, Avignon, France, 2018.

Closing tomorrow, ‘On Collecting. Panza Collection Archives’ examines the archives and practices of internationally renowned collectors Giuseppe and Giovanna Panza. Follow the link in our Stories to learn more about the Panza Collection on their new website dedicated to fostering knowledge and appreciation of the artworks collected by Giuseppe and Giovanna Panza. – 
The presentation at Hauser & Wirth London features archival material displayed for the first time, a series of plywood paintings by Ford Beckman, and Sol LeWitt’s ‘Wall Drawing No. 150’ (1972). Archive material on view has been divided into four categories: books and research materials; documentation of the artworks and correspondence with the artists; Giuseppe Panza’s personal drawings and photographs and, lastly, his unrealised projects. Organised in rows reminiscent of the reading room of a library, this reflects that for Giuseppe Panza, art was a philosophical pursuit for truth and exhibiting art was a vehicle for communicating knowledge. –
Giovanna and Giuseppe Panza (1923-2010) are considered among of the world’s foremost collectors of modern and contemporary art of the 20th and 21st century. Their pioneering collection, which reveals their visionary approach to collecting and life-long commitment to their artists, spans three generations encompassing Abstract Expressionism, Minimal and Conceptual art and Environmental and Land artists.
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Image: Installation view, ‘On Collecting. Panza Collection Archives’, Hauser & Wirth London, 2018. Photo: Stephen White

Berlinde De Bruyckere’s solo exhibition ‘Stages and Tales’ opens this month at Hauser & Wirth Somerset. Born on this day in Ghent, Belgium, where she currently lives and works, De Bruyckere will present two new bodies of sculptural works, the artist’s most abstract pieces to date. –
Works in the series Courtyard Tales (2017 – 2018) are composed of heavily weathered, semi-decomposed blankets built up in layers. Since the early 1990s, many of De Bruyckere’s major works have featured structures involving blankets, suggesting warmth and protection, but also the vulnerable experiences that lead one to seek such shelter. In these tactile works the blankets hang, ragged and often in tatters, evoking shrouds. Peculiar bulges hint at something concealed within or behind the blankets, allowing the works to sit proud from the walls. The composition of layered colors in a warm and muted palette with the occasional splash of an untouched brighter tone, evokes images of a painterly nature. –
De Bruyckere accumulates second-hand traditional blankets that bring their own history to the pieces; each one is charged with stories and meaning that add an additional layer of complexity and intimacy. The vulnerability and fragility of man, the suffering body – both human and animal – and the overwhelming power of nature are some of the core motifs of De Bruyckere’s oeuvre. Despite the greater level of abstraction in these new works, the human element remains ever present. ‘Berlinde De Bruyckere. Stages and Tales’ opens on Friday 28 September 2018 at Hauser & Wirth Somerset.
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Image: Berlinde De Bruyckere, Courtyard Tales, 2017-2018 © Berlinde De Bruyckere. Photo: Mirjam Devriendt

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