On 23 January 2013 Hauser & Wirth opened its new downtown gallery space in New York with the exhibition Dieter Roth. Björn Roth. The show presents more than 100 objects created by the German-born Swiss artist Dieter Roth (1930 – 1998) and his son Björn Roth, including works never before shown in the United States. Dieter Roth is known for his interdisciplinary oeuvre and his vision of art and life being indivisible. He was sculptor, painter, printmaker, collagist, poet, diarist, graphic designer, publisher, filmmaker, and musician. He used mediums such as fruit and chocolate, and collaborated intensively with other artists such as Richard Hamilton and Hermann Nitsch. Dieter Roth. Björn Roth. inaugurates Hauser & Wirth’s second exhibition space in New York City, at 511 West 18th Street. The space features a fully functioning, site-specific liquor and coffee bar that Björn and Oddur Roth created for the exhibition. The bar will remain permanently at the new Hauser & Wirth space. In this video, we have a look at the new space and the exhibition on the occasion of the opening night.
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[Image on top: Dieter Roth, Björn Roth, The Floor II (Studio-floor from Mosfellsbaer, Iceland), 1977—1998, Wood, paint, 572 x 1189.5 x 2 cm.; Courtesy of Hauser & Wirth / Photo: Jens Kirchner.]