Hauser & Wirth to Launch Print Space with Bourgeois Show
Hauser & Wirth Editions' inaugural exhibition will overlap with the IFPDA Print Fair, which takes place at the Javits Centre in October.
Exterior view, Hauser & Wirth New York, 18th Street. Courtesy Hauser & Wirth. Photo: Kyle Knodell.
Hauser & Wirth Editions will launch with a Louise Bourgeois solo show titled Once there was a mother from 8 September to 23 December.
The exhibition will feature prints made in the last decade of the artist's life that depict maternal acts including childbirth and breastfeeding.
Hauser & Wirth Editions will be located at 443 West 18th Street in what was New York's Consolidated Gas Company. It will also house offices, community learning spaces, the gallery's publishing arm, and the Roth Bar—a functioning liquor and coffee bar designed by artists Björn, Oddur and Einar Roth and made from salvaged materials—which has been relocated from Dia Arts Centre.
The Bourgeois print show will overlap with the 30th International Fine Print Dealers Association (IFPDA) Print Fair, taking place uptown at the Javits Centre from 26 to 29 October.
Organisers recently announced that the Print Fair will return to Park Armory, which IFPDA Executive Director Jenny Gibbs described as the fair's 'natural habitat', in February 2024.
IFPDA organisers said the switch from fall to winter was prompted by a crowded fall landscape for New York art fairs. —[O]