Open: Tue-Sun 10am-5pm

Durslade Farm, Dropping Lane, BA10 0NL, Bruton, United Kingdom
Open: Tue-Sun 10am-5pm


Visit    

GRUPPENAUSSTELLUNG

Hauser & Wirth Somerset, Bruton

Sat 3 Jun 2023 to Mon 1 Jan 2024

Durslade Farm, Dropping Lane, BA10 0NL GRUPPENAUSSTELLUNG

Tue-Sun 10am-5pm

Tour: GRUPPENAUSSTELLUNG Walkthrough: Franz West Presentation. Monday 27 November, 5pm-6pm. Register

‘GRUPPENAUSSTELLUNG’ is 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.


Artworks

Franz West, Lemurenköpfe (Lemur heads), 1992

2 sculptures, painted aluminium

© Archiv Franz West © Estate Franz West. Ursula Hauser Collection, Switzerland. Courtesy Hauser & Wirth. Photo: Ken Adlard

contact gallery
Franz West, Autostat, 1996

Steel panel lacquered

260 × 160 × 100 cm

© Archiv Franz West © Estate Franz West. Ursula Hauser Collection, Switzerland. Courtesy Hauser & Wirth. Photo: Ken Adlard

contact gallery
Camille Henrot, Family of Men, 2022

Bronze

250 × 330 cm

© Camille Henrot. Courtesy the artist and Hauser & Wirth. Photo: Ken Adlard

contact gallery
Camille Henrot, Gargoyles, 2022

Bronze

© Camille Henrot. Courtesy the artist and Hauser & Wirth. Photo: Ken Adlard

contact gallery
David Zink Yi, Neusilber (New Silver), 2018

Stainless steel

© David Zink Yi. Courtesy the artist and Hauser & Wirth. Photo: Ken Adlard

contact gallery
Paul McCarthy, cisuM fo dnuoS ehT / The Sound of Music (video still), 2001/2008

Video on DVD and Digi-Beta submaster (1 DVD, 1 DVCam NTSC)

Duration: 175:00 min

© Paul McCarthy. Courtesy the artist and Hauser & Wirth

contact gallery
Martin Creed, Work No. 243 HELLO, 2000

Red neon

66 × 15 × 5.3 cm

Installation view, Hauser & Wirth, London, UK, 2008 © Martin Creed. All Rights Reserved, DACS 2021. Courtesy the artist and Hauser & Wirth. Photo: Mike Bruce

contact gallery
Martin Creed, Work No. 748, 2007

Photographic print

15 × 14 in

© Martin Creed. All Rights Reserved, DACS 2021. Courtesy the artist and Hauser & Wirth

contact gallery
Camille Henrot, Grosse Fatigue (video still), 2013

Video

Duration: 13:00 min

© ADAGP Camille Henrot. Courtesy of the artist, Silex Films and kamel mennour (Paris/London)

contact gallery
Camille Henrot, Grosse Fatigue (video still), 2013

Video

Duration: 13:00 min

© ADAGP Camille Henrot. Courtesy of the artist, Silex Films and kamel mennour (Paris/London)

contact gallery
Richard Jackson, Art Fair Party, 2014

Neon (blue, orange), metal box (yellow, red)

127 × 33 × 11.5 cm

© Richard Jackson. Courtesy the artist and Hauser & Wirth. Photo: Fredrik Nilsen

contact gallery
Richard Jackson, HOTSHOT, 2022

Neon

177 × 129 × 5.6 cm

© Richard Jackson. Courtesy the artist and Hauser & Wirth. Photo: Stefan Altenburger Photography Zürich

contact gallery
Pipilotti Rist, ⾹港中環吊燈 (Central Hong Kong Chandelier), 2021

Video installation: projections on chandelier made of underpants

332 cm

Installation view, 'Pipilotti Rist. Behind Your Eyelid,‘ 2022, Tai Kwun Centre for Heritage and Arts, Hong Kong © Pipilotti Rist. Photo: Tai Kwun

contact gallery
Dieter Roth and Björn Roth, Tischmatte Bali, 1989 – 1995

Oil paint, acrylic paint, felt tip pen, marker, pencil on grey cardboard

120.7 × 100.2 cm

© Dieter Roth / Björn Roth. Courtesy Hauser & Wirth. Photo: Jon Etter

contact gallery
Mika Rottenberg, Cosmic Generator (Video Still), 2017

Single-channel video installation, sound, color

26:36 min

© Mika Rottenberg. Courtesy the artist and Hauser & Wirth

contact gallery

Added to list

Done

Removed


Installation Views

Installation image for GRUPPENAUSSTELLUNG, at Hauser & Wirth Installation image for GRUPPENAUSSTELLUNG, at Hauser & Wirth Installation image for GRUPPENAUSSTELLUNG, at Hauser & Wirth Installation image for GRUPPENAUSSTELLUNG, at Hauser & Wirth Installation image for GRUPPENAUSSTELLUNG, at Hauser & Wirth Installation image for GRUPPENAUSSTELLUNG, at Hauser & Wirth Installation image for GRUPPENAUSSTELLUNG, at Hauser & Wirth Installation image for GRUPPENAUSSTELLUNG, at Hauser & Wirth Installation image for GRUPPENAUSSTELLUNG, at Hauser & Wirth Installation image for GRUPPENAUSSTELLUNG, at Hauser & Wirth Installation image for GRUPPENAUSSTELLUNG, at Hauser & Wirth Installation image for GRUPPENAUSSTELLUNG, at Hauser & Wirth Installation image for GRUPPENAUSSTELLUNG, at Hauser & Wirth

The multidisciplinary exhibition is inspired by the notion of a traditional Kunsthalle, 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 will evolve in three parts over the course of seven months, featuring immersive installations, solo presentations and iconic video works. Alongside the exhibition, the Education Lab takes its starting point from Mika Rottenberg’s commitment to environmentally sustainable creative practices, developed by the gallery’s green teams globally.

Artists are central to the experimental ethos of Hauser & Wirth Somerset, fostering new points of connection and inclusive approaches to experiencing art. Many of the artists featured in the exhibition, such as Martin Creed, Rashid Johnson, Allison Katz and Pipilotti Rist, have lived and worked in Bruton as part of the gallery’s longstanding residency programme, drawing inspiration from Durslade Farm, the local community and surrounding Somerset landscape. Our current artist-in-residence, Allison Katz, has created a series of new exhibition posters that are displayed across the site. For Katz, designing posters is a way of playfully exploring protocols of typography, language and graphics, whilst addressing themes of consumption, desire and memory.

Threshing Barn
Martin Creed’s ‘Work No. 243 HELLO’ (2000) greets visitors as they enter the Threshing Barn. A true polymath, Creed’s work blurs the distinction between art and life, bringing the world into his work with fascinating transparency and humour. Stand out sculptures and video installations by Phyllida Barlow and Pipilotti Rist are centrepieces within the multisensory spectacle that will fill the space from floor to ceiling. A pioneer of spatial video art, Rist’s ‘香港中環吊燈 (Central Hong Kong Chandelier)’ (2021) draws on the inner and outer worlds of kaleidoscopic wonderment. Rist encourages her viewers to recline, inviting them to contemplate, and at the same time, share a collective experience with their fellow spectators. In a similar vein, Barlow’s fabric pompoms, ‘Untitled: GIG’ (2014), urge visitors to look up and observe the relationship between objects and the space that surrounds them, conceived for Hauser & Wirth Somerset’s inaugural exhibition in 2014. Richard Jackson’s neon signs flash with evocative puns and statements that engage with the artist’s interest in hunting culture and its vernacular, seen in works such as ‘HOTSHOT’ (2022), ‘BIG FAT PIG’ (2010) and ‘BARE BEAR’ (2008). Jackson’s work offers an ironic comment on the heroic pretensions associated with the medium, with works such as ‘Art Fair Party’ (2014), a direct and humorous critique of the structure of the commercial art world. Jason Rhoades’ neon installations, such as ‘Shelf (Mutton Chops) with Unpainted Donkey’ (2003), continue to signpost social commentary whilst pushing against the safety of cultural conventions. The unbridled, brazenly maximalist works attract, repulse and mystify the viewer, igniting questions that only multiply with prolonged exposure.

Workshop and Pigsty Galleries
The Workshop and Pigsty Galleries have been transformed to showcase Mika Rottenberg’s seminal video installation, ‘Cosmic Generator (Loaded #2)’ (2017 – 2018). This surreal and subversive video work explores globalisation, labour and spectacle, and is perhaps the best introduction to Rottenberg’s oeuvre. Filmed on-site at a market for plastic goods in Yiwu, China and in Mexicali, Mexico, a town near the US border, which is home to a large Chinese population, the video installation forms connections among seemingly disparate geographies. The video mixes scenes of real locations with elements of magical realism shot in a studio. Slow pans over vendors sitting in their booths full of cheap, glittering, rainbow wares are juxtaposed with Chinese restaurants in the Mexican border city, where miniature besuited corporate clones wriggle on beds of cilantro/coriander. A tunnel connects the two locations on opposite sides of the world—an analogue version of the digital networks that move capital around the world at the touch of a button. The distinction between fantasy architecture and real space is further blurred by a fabricated tunnel surrounding the video installation, through which viewers enter the space, and a curtain of coloured tinsel through which they exit. By weaving fact and fiction together, Rottenberg highlights the inherent beauty and absurdity of our contemporary existence.

Rhoades Gallery: Kino / Cinema

The ‘Kino / Cinema’ presents a changing weekly schedule of important video and film works over the course of the exhibition, featuring Martin Creed, Nicole Eisenman, Rodney Graham, Camille Henrot, Richard Jackson, Rashid Johnson, Paul McCarthy, Mika Rottenberg, Pipilotti Rist, Anri Sala and Lorna Simpson. Pipilotti Rist’s video works ‘I’m Not The Girl Who Misses Much’ (1986) and ‘(Entlastungen) Pipilottis Fehler’ <(Absolutions) Pipilotti’s Mistakes> (1988) launch the programme in June. Both early works appropriate and subvert the language of music videos, with the latter juxtaposing images of Rist collapsing to the ground with bursts of wildly scrambled electronic distortion. At the time, Rist was seen to be making a feminist and ironic comment on the representations of women in 1980s popular culture. Further video works on view include Paul McCarthy’s ‘cisuM fo dnuoS ehT/The Sound of Music’ (2008), an upside down and reverse projection of the iconic Hollywood musical ‘The Sound of Music’ (1965), Lorna Simpson’s ‘Call Waiting’ (1997), a web of open-ended stories and conversations between various speakers, Rashid Johnson’s ‘The New Black Yoga’ (2011), a visual poem about improvisation and the evolution of persona, and Camille Henrot’s ‘Grosse Fatigue’ (2013), an ambitious video that attempts to tell the story of the universe’s creation for which she received the Silver Lion at 55th Venice Biennale.

Bourgeois Gallery
The Bourgeois Gallery opens with a solo presentation of Paul McCarthy’s ‘White Snow Dwarves’ (2010 – 2012), on loan from the Ursula Hauser Collection, between June and August. These fantastical works, alongside drawings from the same theme, are the result of McCarthy’s exploration and subversion of the famous 19th Century German folk tale ‘Snow White (Schneewittchen)’ and the modern interpretation in Disney’s beloved animated film ‘Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs’ (1937). This theme has pervaded McCarthy’s practice since 2009, resurfacing and evolving through various iterations, including drawing, sculpture, performance and video, culminating in the installation ‘WS’, presented at the Park Avenue Armory, New York (2013). Merging the sinister undercurrents of the original fairytale with Disney’s unstintingly commercialised version, Snow White is used as both a vehicle and a cultural touchstone to examine a darker underpinning of consumerism as an initiation of innocence into a culture of desire and fetishism. Following McCarthy’s presentation, the Bourgeois Gallery will host a collection of works by artist Franz West from September until October, followed by solo works by Hauser & Wirth artists from November.

Outdoor Sculpture
A new outdoor sculpture presentation is interspersed throughout the site, including works by Camille Henrot, Jenny Holzer, Rashid Johnson, Mika Rottenberg, Franz West and David Zink Yi. Camille Henrot’s sculptures emphasise the delicate equilibrium between thing and object, and the mutual generation of bodies, words and shapes. Henrot’s ‘Family of Men’ (2022), on view in the farmyard in front of Durslade Farmhouse, offers an image of the crushing power of authority and ancestry, with the figures squashing each other in their quest for elevation and growth. Henrot’s ‘Gargoyles’ (2022) are positioned amongst the flora and fauna of Oudolf Field. Henrot’s hybrid figures—neither human, animal nor plant—exist in a state of perpetual becoming. Franz West’s ‘Étude de couleur’ (1991/1997) highlights the artist’s playful commentary on the world and people around him, disrupting preconceptions of what art viewing should be. Franz West’s colourful and bold work ‘Autostat’ (1996) is displayed on the plinth in front of the gallery’s entrance. David Zink Yi’s stainless steel replicas of ‘Washingtonia robusta’ palms continue to experiment with perspective and idealised artificiality, nature and architecture. A new outdoor work by Mika Rottenberg will be unveiled later in the exhibition, extending the circular economic and production systems she has been developing for decades, now going beyond metaphor to enact these systems physically in sculpture.

Education Lab: ‘Turning the Inside Outside: Sustainable Actions in the Art World’
Inspired by artist, Mika Rottenberg, the Education Lab provides a dynamic platform for collaboration across the gallery’s green teams globally. Through the Education Lab, our internal teams will have a forum to share knowledge and display new ideas in relation to the creative use and reuse of materials within our gallery ecosystem. Visitors are invited to take part in the activation of the space itself, to engage with themes of environmental sustainability, and to be inspired to collaborate and to create change in this area.
Coinciding with the exhibition there is an extensive site-wide events programme, connecting art with food, landscape, learning and community. The wide variety of events include talks, workshops, tours, screenings and guest chef dinners, as well as our annual learning initiatives Bristol Old Vic Youth Theatre Summer School, Architecture Summer School and International Curatorial Residency, all taking their inspiration from the themes explored within the exhibition.

Installation view, ‘GRUPPENAUSSTELLUNG’, Hauser & Wirth Somerset, 2023. Courtesy the artists and Hauser & Wirth. Photo: Ken Adlard

By using GalleriesNow.net you agree to our use of cookies to enhance your experience. Close