Hauser & Wirth Somerset
13 June 2013
Hauser & Wirth, one of the world’s largest leading commercial galleries, is set to open a brand new space in the depths of the Somerset countryside! The gallery first opened its doors in Zurich in 1992 and quickly expanded into London (2003), New York (2009) and a second London space in 2010. This new site will be based at the historically important Dursdale Farm in Bruton, and aims to become a destination for experiencing art, architecture and the remarkable Somerset landscape through innovative exhibitions of contemporary art.
The plan sees five gallery spaces in total which will lead visitors on an exciting tour, starting in a stunning old threshing barn dating back to 1769 through to two new spaces designed by Paris architects Laplace & Co. Each of the unique farm buildings is steeped in character and will be conserved and restored for the enjoyment of future generations.
The space will open to the public in 2014 and will host work by the big names that Hauser & Wirth are already so famous for, including a huge Louise Bourgeois spider sculpture and pieces by Martin Creed, Ron Mueck and Henry Moore.