In the words of Annie, “the sun will come out tomorrow,” or at least many in the community of Los Angeles will congregate together on Sunday, March 13 for Hauser Wirth & Schimmel’s cross-generational inaugural opening of ‘Revolution in the Making: Abstract Sculptures by Women, 1947-2016′ from 2pm-6pm. The highly anticipated grand opening will take place in the huge former Globe Mills flour mill complex nestled in the heart of the city’s burgeoning Arts District. The late 19th and early 20th century building and internal outdoor space have been transformed into a progressive multidisciplinary arts center by Creative Space LA, propositioned with Annabelle Selldorf (Selldorf Architects), and under the direction of Partner and Vice President Paul Schimmel. The arts center will feature cutting-edge museum-quality exhibitions, an ARTBOOK bookstore, the restaurant Manuela (opening summer 2016), a public garden (opening fall 2016), site specific murals that engage the architecture of the complex, and a sensational open-air courtyard where visitors will find sculpture, as well as a place for informal gathering and quiet contemplation (which is oh so lovely).
The opening of the facility fulfills has been a long time dream of Hauser & Wirth’s Co-Founder/Co-President, Iwan Wirth. Wirth seeks to make a lasting contribution to the Los Angeles community that’s meaningful to the community, and it’s artists, as well as to them personally. He stated that, “L.A. has been an essential part of Hauser & Wirth’s history since the gallery’s inception more than 20 years ago. The energy and originality have fueled the work of our artists, those based in Los Angeles, and those around the world inspired by it. So, it seems particularly fitting to begin our third decade by creating Hauser Wirth & Schimmel in the city’s Downtown Arts District,” said Wirth.
“In recent years, Los Angeles has exploded as a creative community for the visual arts,” Paul Schimmel said. “Artists based here want to exhibit in their home town, and increasing numbers of artists from around the world want to live and work in Los Angeles. With Hauser Wirth & Schimmel, we aspire to give all of these artists a unique second home: a place to create and show their art in historical context, a place that encourages their most rigorous and best expressions, a place that brings them and their art into a dynamic, exciting, and transformational dialogues with the public.”