Hauser & Wirth

20 Years

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Hauser & Wirth
20 Years

Ed. Hauser & Wirth, Michaela Unterdörfer, graphic design by studio achermann, Zürich, text(s) by Maria de Lamerens, Susanne Hillman, Michaela Unterdörfer, Iwan Wirth


2013. 1082 pp., 1500 ills.

hardcover in slipcase

23.50 x 30.00 cm

ISBN 978-3-7757-3512-4

History of the gallery’s past twenty years in a comprehensive reference work

An example of an influential contemporary art gallery with branches in Zurich, London, and New York

When Iwan Wirth, Manuela, and Ursula Hauser founded the Hauser & Wirth Gallery in 1992, there was no art market in the current sense. The numerous fairs, auctions, biennials, and festivals were not initiated until later. Philanthropic entrepreneurs professionalized, public cultural institutions privatized, and collectors opened their own museums. Art become a status symbol and an investment; hence, the mediation of content, protected by the new profession of curator, also became more important. Parallel to its gallery platform and its over fifty artists, including Louise Bourgeois, Isa Genzken, and Paul McCarthy, Hauser & Wirth regularly shows historical stances in elaborate museum-like presentations of artists such as Egon Schiele, Francis Picabia, and Hans Arp. This publication devotes itself to the gallery’s artists in more than fifty generously illustrated chapters and includes an extensive chronology, archival material, and personal photographs of over two hundred exhibitions, shedding light on the gallery’s lively history.

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