An exhibition of works by Hans Arp titled ‘Arp: Art is a Fruit’ will launch Hauser & Wirth’s new space at Bahnhofstrasse 1 on 17 September, in Zürich’s historic central cultural district. Helmed by Partner and Executive Director, James Koch, the space will focus on exhibitions by the 35 artists’ estates represented by the gallery and will be a headquarters for Hauser & Wirth’s increasing private sales activity.
Centrally located close to Lake Zurich and adjacent to the landmark Baur au Lac hotel, the conversion of the ground floor at Bahnhofstrasse 1 into a gallery space is being overseen by Swiss architectural practice, Schmidlin Architekten. The floor to ceiling windows of the ground floor gallery space create a strong street presence on the legendary Bahnhofstrasse. The new venue complements the existing galleries in Switzerland in Zurich, St. Moritz and Gstaad and the Hauser & Wirth Publishers’ HQ. In each location, the goal is to create strong, well-proportioned spaces that place the art on view at the forefront of the experience.
‘The creation of this new space, dedicated to our artists’ estates program and private sales, enables us to shine a spotlight on works of the very highest calibre presented in the cultural heart of Zurich.’ — Iwan Wirth
Hauser & Wirth Bahnhofstrasse © Schmidlin Architekten (Images by Nightnurse Images), Stiftung Arp e.V.,Berlin/ Rolandswerth/2021, ProLitteris, Zurich