Hauser & Wirth opened a new exhibition and private viewing space in Monaco on the Côte d’Azur in June 2021.
Located in the heart of Monaco, near the historic Hôtel de Paris, Hauser & Wirth’s new gallery features a spectacular main exhibition space, a 290 sq.m. cube with 9 metre high walls, lit from above by a dramatic skylight. The conversion of the site has been conducted by Selldorf Architects, New York, which has collaborated with Hauser & Wirth on its spaces internationally since the founding of the gallery in 1992. In Monaco, Hauser & Wirth occupies the lower spaces of a building designed by Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners and owned by the Société des Bains de Mer.
Hauser & Wirth was founded in 1992 in Zurich by Iwan Wirth, Manuela Wirth and Ursula Hauser, who were joined in 2000 by partner and co-president Marc Payot. A family business with a global outlook, Hauser & Wirth has expanded over the past 29 years to include outposts in Hong Kong, London, Los Angeles, New York, Southampton, Somerset, Gstaad and St. Moritz. In July 2021 Hauser & Wirth will open an art centre on Isla del Rey in the port of Mahon in Menorca. The gallery’s artists and estates have been instrumental in shaping its identity over close to three decades and are the inspiration for Hauser & Wirth’s diverse range of activities that engage with art, education, conservation and sustainability.

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EXHIBITIONPaul McCarthy. Pirates Stew Pot26 mai – 27 aout 2022

‘Paul McCarthy. Pirates Stew Pot’ at Hauser & Wirth Monaco marks the twentieth anniversary of McCarthy’s Pirate Project. One of his most important bodies of work, the show highlights the artist’s dedication to this theme across multiple strands since 2001. Originally stemming from Paul McCarthy and his son Damon’s fascination with the Disneyland amusement park attraction ‘Pirates of the Caribbean,’ the selection of works includes sculpture, drawing, video and photography, and explores the complex universe of the pirate theme. McCarthy’s Pirate world offers an allegory of society, focusing on a range of unrestrained behaviours or forms of resistance, from untrammelled greed, rampant commercialisation and social ostentation to sadism, perversion, anarchism and corruption. Two decades after its inception, the work continues to be relevant in the context of current global conflicts for the way it addresses the links between violence, depravity and masculinity.