Hauser & Wirth | Re-View: Onnasch Collection

12th September 2013
Tara Pahari
CUT6 Hauser & Wirth | Re View: Onnasch Collection‘Pilgrim’ (detail) by Robert Rauschenberg courtesy of Hauser & Wirth, Re-View Onnasch Collection
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'Seven Hours' (1961) by David Smith courtesy of Hauser & Wirth, Re-View Onnasch Collection

This autumn, Hauser & Wirth will be devoting all three of its London galleries to a presentation of works from the collection of Reinhard Onnasch. The galleries will open September 19th until December 14th.

The exhibition, curated by post-war scholar, Paul Schimmel, will focus on the period between 1950 and 1970, which included some of the 20th Century’s most important artistic movements.

Onnasch was one of the first Germans to open a gallery in New York after World War II, bridging the artistic gap by introducing American artists, such as Morris Louis and Claes Oldenburg to German audiences, and German artists, such as Dieter Roth and Hanne Darboven to American audiences.

‘Re-View: Onnasch Collection’ will be starting off in Hauser & Wirth’s Piccadilly gallery.  This first section will explore Assemblage, collage and the combine, with a particular focus on the quasi-area between sculpture, the performative, and the cinematic that these works occupy, starting with Robert Rauschenberg’s ‘Pilgrim’ (1960).

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‘Homage to Brancusi’ by Mark Di Suervo, courtesy of Hauser & Wirth, Re-View: Onnasch Collection

In Savile Row, the exhibition will continue, with the north gallery focusing on the New York School of the 1950’s and 1960’s, whilst the south gallery will explore the emergence and development of Pop Art. In particular, the south gallery will look at work by such artists as Jim Dine and Claes Oldenburg, whose work pays homage to the painterliness of the New York School.

Finally, the last rooms of the exhibition will look at Minimalist and Conceptual Art, through works by artists like Dan Flavin and Richard Serra.

A variety of public events and educational screenings will be available throughout the duration of the show, hosted by Hauser & Wirth.

Address: 23 Savile Row London W1S 2ET | 196a Piccadilly London W1J 9DY