Hauser & Wirth is to open its third Swiss outpost in St. Moritz, in the heart of its native Switzerland’s Engadin Valley. The space will inaugurate with a exhibition dedicated to the work of the late French-American artist Louise Bourgeois this December.
Hauser & Wirth St. Moritz will be located in the Palace Galerie, a 4,400 sq foot exhibition space spanning three floors in the centre of St. Moritz. Hauser & Wirth’s trusty Architect, Luis Laplace, will oversee the interior renovation.
Iwan Wirth states:
‘Our new gallery in St. Moritz represents a return to my earliest steps into the art world and speaks to our DNA as a Swiss gallery. I organised my first show in St. Moritz in 1987 at age 17, an exhibition that included works by Daniel Spoerri, Le Corbusier, and Marc Chagall, and took place in the Hotel Carlton. Three decades later, we are delighted and honored to open Hauser & Wirth St. Moritz. The rich cultural history of the Engadin Valley is distinctive, coloured by many of the artistic figures that inspire our work today. We are continuing to build on the legacy of the original St. Mortiz trailblazer Bruno Bischofberger, and of such titans as Alberto Giacometti and Joseph Beuys. And we look forward to collaborating with Badrutt’s Palace on exciting artistic ventures and to introducing a new audience to the work of our artists and estates.’
- Courtesy of Hauser & Wirth