The Louise Bourgeois exhibition. Maladie de l’Amour questions the theme of the couple and its disappointments, through a selection of sculptures, installations and works on paper. For Louise Bourgeois, the relationship with the Other is of fundamental importance, and yet the desire of the Other fatally implies fear of rejection, as well as a sense of abandonment and solitude. Alongside a monumental spider from 1996, Louise Bourgeois’ iconic subject, the exhibition includes two other aluminium sculptures hanging in the gallery space.
Hauser & Wirth was founded in Zurich in 1992 by Iwan Wirth, Manuela Wirth and Ursula Hauser. Mar Payot joined them in 2000 as a partner and co-chairman. A family business with an international vocation, Hauser & Wirth has continued to develop, over 29 years, by opening spaces in Hong Kong, London, Los Angeles, New York, Southampton, Somerset, Gstaad and Saint-Moritz.
In July 2021, Hauser & Wirth will also open an art centre on King’s Island, in the port of Mahon in Menorca. The artists and estates represented by the gallery have been at the heart of building its identity for almost three decades, and are still its main driving force for expanding in the fields of art, education, conservation and sustainable development.