Ever heard of the above?
If you’re a regular gallery and garden visitor you will know it’s the Somerset base of Hauser and Wirth – a family business with a global outlook and with art spaces in Hong Kong, London, New York, Los Angeles, Menorca, Monaco, Zurich, Gstaad, St Moritz, Southampton AND at Bruton in Somerset.
Founded in 1992 in Zurich, the company has built quite a reputation ‘for its dedication to artists and support of visionary artistic projects worldwide.’ You can read more via hauserwirth.com
Over twenty artists are currently involved in ‘Gruppenausstellung’ – a highly colourful and vibrant exhibition of stand out sculptures and video installations – described as a ‘playful presentation’ to celebrate Hauser and Wirth’s Swiss heritage.
‘I quote: The multidisciplinary exhibition is inspired by the notion of a traditional Kunsthalle, (a facility that mounts temporary art exhibitions) conceived as a place to showcase groundbreaking art and explore contemporary issues with a broad audience.
The entire site takeover provides a platform for discovery and interaction, extending to all five
galleries, outdoor sculpture and a collaborative events programme with the Roth Bar & Grill.’
The exhibition – which will evolve in three parts over the course of seven months – runs through to January 1st 2024. Entry is absolutely free!
It’s an amazing site on the outskirts of Bruton where – apart from admiring the art you can wander through the Oudolf Field – a large perennial meadow behind the gallery buildings – designed by the internationally-renowned landscape designer Piet Oudolf who is from The Netherlands.
Bruton is a multipurpose arts centre which runs a programme of learning and artists’ residencies – but as a place to visit, it’s set in beautiful countryside with a place to eat, and a farm shop and art shop to help you enjoy your visit.
Our visit today was great fun. Rather than try and credit every image, l will leave you with a list of artists currently taking part – and my thanks to them all.
A celebration of Hauser & Wirth’s Swiss heritage through a playful presentation of over 20 artists, including Phyllida Barlow, Martin Creed, Nicole Eisenman, Isa Genzken, Rodney Graham, Richard Hamilton, Mary Heilmann, Camille Henrot, Jenny Holzer, Richard Jackson, Rashid Johnson, Allison Katz, Paul McCarthy, Jason Rhoades, Pipilotti Rist, Dieter Roth, Björn Roth, Mika Rottenberg, Anri Sala, Cindy Sherman, Roman Signer, Lorna Simpson, Alina Szapocznikow, Franz West and David Zink Yi.
On View this Summer
Our current exhibition ‘GRUPPENAUSSTELLUNG’ is on view through Monday 1 January 2024.
Exhibitions are free to attend. No advance booking necessary.
Read our Visitor Guide for more information on how to plan your visit.
From Monday 17 July – Sunday 3 September, the gallery will be open seven days a week. The garden will remain open six days a week, Tuesday – Sunday.