Planned to open in 2020, Hauser & Wirth‘s new arts center on Isla del Rey, located in the port of Mahon in Menorca, will feature an ambitious programme of commissions by gallery artists across all media and exhibitions of 20th-century modern masters, plus educational activities.
Hauser & Wirth Menorca will include an exhibition space, education program, gardens, a gallery shop, and ‘cantina’ restaurant. The architectural project is undertaken by Paris-based, Argentinean architect Luis Laplace.
Iwan Wirth stated: “Manuela and I have been visiting Menorca for several years and long ago fell in love with the island’s wild beauty, the hospitable nature of the people who live here and their tenacious efforts to protect the natural environment and cultural heritage of the island. The kindness and enthusiasm shown to us by the Menorcan community and local government when we first began discussing the idea for this project was overwhelming, and convinced us to go ahead. The Fundación Hospital de la Isla del Rey has worked tirelessly to restore the island and are a huge inspiration – we look forward to joining them as custodians of this precious land and working hand-in-hand to transform Isla del Rey into the cultural hub of Menorca.”
- Isla del Rey, Courtesy Hauser & Wirth. Photo: Hélène Binet