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Hauser & Wirth at Art Basel Hong Kong

21 – 23 May 2021 Booth 1C21 Hong Kong Convention & Exhibition Centre, Wan Chai

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• Selected important works by contemporary and historic masters will span the gallery’s booth
• George Condo to debut work from new series ‘Blues’ paintings; more from the series will be revealed at Condo’s Long Museum (Shanghai) solo exhibition in late September
• Outstanding new works made in 2021 by artists Rashid Johnson and Jenny Holzer, among others
• First time presentation of works in Asia by artists who have recently joined the gallery, including Cindy Sherman, Frank Bowling and Gary Simmons

For Art Basel Hong Kong 2021, the city’s first ‘IRL’ art fair since the onset of the pandemic, Hauser & Wirth is pleased to bring together an array of outstanding historic and contemporary works by leading artists from the gallery’s program, including 20th-century masters Louise Bourgeois, Ed Clark and contemporary voices such as Frank Bowling, George Condo, Charles Gaines, Jenny Holzer, Roni Horn, Rashid Johnson, Pipilotti Rist, Cindy Sherman, Gary Simmons, and more.

Hauser & Wirth’s booth will be complemented by a digital iteration on the Art Basel platform ‘Art Basel Live: Hong Kong.’

Rashid Johnson Untitled Broken Crowd 2021 Ceramic tile, mirror tile, branded red, oak, oyster shells, spray enamel, oil stick, black soap, wax 243.8 x 304.8 x 7.6 cm / 96 x 120 x 3 in ©? Rashid Johnson Courtesy the artist and Hauser & Wirth Photo: Martin Parsekian
Rashid Johnson Untitled Broken Crowd 2021 Ceramic tile, mirror tile, branded red, oak, oyster shells, spray enamel, oil stick, black soap, wax 243.8 x 304.8 x 7.6 cm / 96 x 120 x 3 in ©? Rashid Johnson Courtesy the artist and Hauser & Wirth Photo: Martin Parsekian

Details of the Booth at Art Basel Hong Kong

Hauser & Wirth’s booth (1C21) at the fair will debut a new work ‘Blues in A flat’ (2021) by George Condo, from his new series of large-scale canvas ‘Blues’ paintings. More from the series will be revealed at Condo’s upcoming Long Museum (Shanghai) exhibition in late September – ‘The Picture Gallery,’ Condo’s largest solo exhibition in Asia.

Also on view will be outstanding new works made this year by artists Cindy Sherman, Rashid Johnson and Jenny Holzer, among others. Rashid Johnson’s ‘Untitled Broken Crowd’ (2021) expands the visual language of his ongoing ‘Anxious Men’ series. Johnson’s latest paintings suggest the bruising realities of the past year while inviting reflection on possible paths to healing in a post-pandemic future. Jenny Holzer’s ‘TOP SECRET SLASH’ (2021) continues her iconic ‘Top Secret’ series, where she uses redacted US government documents as the basis to create paintings or prints. Here, she replaced the censored components with heavy forms of moon gold and red gold leaf.

Cindy Sherman  Untitled 2008 Chromogenic color print 163.8 x 147.3 cm / 64 1/2 x 58 in 177.8 x 161.3 cm / 70 x 63 1/2 in (framed) ©? Cindy Sherman  Courtesy the artist and Hauser & Wirth
Cindy Sherman Untitled 2008 Chromogenic color print 163.8 x 147.3 cm / 64 1/2 x 58 in 177.8 x 161.3 cm / 70 x 63 1/2 in (framed) ©? Cindy Sherman Courtesy the artist and Hauser & Wirth

Other highlights include a major large-scale painting by Gary Simmons ‘Hangfire’ (2019), this is the gallery’s first presentation of work by the artist in Asia since announcing its representation of Simmons in March 2021. These important contemporary works will be complemented by historic masterpieces, including a grandly gestural painting ‘Purple Force’ (2001) by Ed Clark, and Louise Bourgeois’s gouache on paper works made in 2000s.

Hauser & Wirth’s booth will also include a work by Pipilotti Rist, whose major solo exhibition ‘Your Eye Is My Island’ is currently on view at National Museum of Modern Art, Kyoto.

Solo Exhibition

Jack Whitten
30 March – 31 July 2021
Hauser & Wirth Hong Kong
Coinciding with Art Basel Hong Kong 2021, Hauser & Wirth Hong Kong presents American abstractionist Jack Whitten’s first solo exhibition in Asia. Consisting of rarely seen paintings, sculpture and works on paper, the exhibition highlights a selection of works from the 1960s through 2010s.

Current and Upcoming Museum Exhibitions in Asia

Pipilotti Rist: Your Eye Is My Island
6 April – 13 June 2021
The National Museum of Modern Art, Kyoto
George Condo: The Picture Gallery
Late September – late November 2021
Long Museum, Shanghai
Roni Horn
18 September 2021 – 30 March 2022
Pola Museum of Art, Hakone

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