We talk about love songs, not love sculptures, but, looking at Louise Bourgeois’s small works today in Hauser and Wirth’s LA spaces, it seemed to me that love sculptures were the only kind she made. How many kinds of holding in her art: embracing, clutching, entwining. How many kinds of love: mad, bad, motherly, familial. And if there’s one Bourgeois sculpture I could choose to live with it would be one of her meetings of hands — fragments of our ‘feelingest’ extremities that get us imagining the feelings of others. #louisebourgeois#apassageofhands#intouch#heartinhand#hauserwirth
Keith Tyson in his London studio talks about ‘BIG DATA’, an exhibition of new paintings by the artist, now on view at Hauser & Wirth Zürich. Follow the link in our Stories to watch the full film. –
Since 1975, computers, coding and data have been an inextricable element of Tyson’s life. From taking apart a motherboard as a teenager to ‘Artmachine’, a computer Tyson built at the very beginning of his artistic practice. An algorithm generated combinations of words and ideas, which Tyson then realised in a multitude of media. The laws of computer coding are mimicked in Tyson’s artworks through his take on a supposed rule in conceptual art; that there exists a parenthesis within which a conceptual artwork can be made. –
In the work ‘Big Data’ (2017), the painting is everything within the frame, including the diagram and words even if our minds interpret them as text, as the artist explores the relationship between rule and picture co-existing side by side. In Tyson’s Cyborg series, he chooses assorted painting styles and processes such as photo-realism, renaissance landscape and abstract expressionism, arranging them in an energetic compositions in the same way a florist would pick and combine blooms from different regions on a purely aesthetic basis. –
The works on display explore the varied approaches towards painting Tyson employs, from conceptual to mythological to formalist and beyond, and how these methodologies are united in the final result of paint on a canvas. ‘Keith Tyson. BIG DATA (PAINTINGS 2012 – 2018)’ is on view at Hauser & Wirth Zürich through 19 May 2018.
A project we have helped support @firstsitecolchester @hauserwirth ・・・
We are delighted that ‘BRONZE AGE c. 3500 BC – AD 2018’, a fictional Bronze Age presentation from a forgotten museum, opens today at Firstsite (@firstsitecolchester), Colchester. First seen at Frieze London (@friezeartfair), this presentation has been curated specifically for Colchester – the earliest recorded Roman town in Great Britain – the exhibition also features works from the collections of Colchester and Ipswich Museums.
Conceived and originated by Dr. Neil Wenman in collaboration with Mary Beard, Professor of Classics at the University of Cambridge, the exhibition focuses solely on works made of bronze or from the Bronze Age period. On view through 28 October 2018, the show is comprised of artefacts on loan from regional museums and private collections nationwide, objects obtained from eBay, and sculptures by artists including Phyllida Barlow, Louise Bourgeois, Martin Creed, Alberto Giacometti, Subodh Gupta, Fausto Melotti, Henry Moore, and Mark Wallinger.
Sally Shaw, Firstsite’s Director, says: ‘BRONZE AGE is a very important show for Firstsite in that it shows masterworks from the contemporary and modern art canons alongside ancient antiquities. While it was initially conceived as a satire on museum exhibitions, it has grown into something much more than that, inviting the viewer to approach history and archaeology from a fresh perspective.’ Dr. Neil Wenman says: ‘It’s great to see BRONZE AGE embark on a regional museum tour to reach new audiences.’
“And why does it make you sad to see how everything hangs by such thin and whimsical threads? Because you’re a dreamer, an incredible dreamer, with a tiny spark hidden somewhere inside you which cannot die, which even you cannot kill or quench and which tortures you horribly because all the odds are against its continual burning. In the midst of the foulest decay and putrid savagery, this spark speaks to you of beauty, of human warmth and kindness, of goodness, of greatness, of heroism, of martyrdom, and it speaks to you of love.” -Eldridge Cleaver #lornasimpson#unanswerable#ebonymagazine#hauserwirth#eldridgecleaver#teamfitz
“Ah, what sights and sounds and pain lie beneath that mist. And we had thought that our hard climb out of that cruel valley led to some cool, green and peaceful, sunlit place---but it's all jungle here, a wild and savage wilderness that's overrun with ruins. But put on your crown, my Queen, and we will build a New City on these ruins.” - Eldridge Cleaver, Soul on Ice #lornasimpson#ice#unanswerable#eldridgecleaver#hauserwirth#teamfitz
Bronze Age 3500 BC - AD 2018 an iteration of Hauser & Wirth’s satirical museological presentation first made for Frieze London 2017, recreates a fictional Bronze Age presentation from a forgotten museum, focusing solely on works made from bronze or artefacts from the Bronze Age period. Now open to the public and looking amazing - well done team Firstsite! @firstsitecolchester #Firstsite @hauserwirth #HauserWirth#BronzeAge#Bronze#mustseeexhibition