For its winter exhibition, Hauser & Wirth Zürich has transformed its second floor gallery into an immersive domestic environment, with unique artworks, editions, music and books by Hauser & Wirth artists displayed amongst the furniture, fabrics and tchotchkes that make up a personal habitat. Emphasising the quotidian, ‘Salon d’Hiver’ suggests how these art objects and books might reside as part of a private collection. Visiting the exhibition feels like entering a person’s home, and visitors are encouraged to interact with the installation as such; as a space in which to meet, read, listen to music and spend time throughout the exhibition’s duration.
Inspired by the activity of Hauser & Wirth Editions and Hauser & Wirth Publications, this exhibition grew from a desire to showcase the varied activity of the gallery’s two key initiatives. With over 100 titles created since its founding in 1992, Hauser & Wirth Publications provides its artists with the opportunity to create distinctive, extensive and high-quality presentations in print, in order to promote discussion and appreciation by bringing new, sometimes overlooked, aspects of an artist’s creativity into focus. In 2013, the gallery launched Hauser & Wirth Editions, an initiative focused exclusively on prints, editions and multiples. The aim is to highlight the critical significance of this rich area of artistic endeavour and foster greater awareness and appreciation for it.