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Hauser & Wirth Hong Kong Relocates Into New Space

Exterior of Hauser & Wirth’s new street-level gallery on Queen’s Road, Central, Hong Kong. Courtesy Hauser & Wirth.

The Hong Kong branch of Swiss mega-gallery Hauser & Wirth has reopened after relocating to the city’s prime Queen’s Road Central location. The move came six years after the gallery opened in 2018 on the 15th and 16th floors of the H Queens Building. The new space spans two floors, street level and upper level, with glass walls opening the space to the city center. The new gallery is designed by Annabelle Selldorf of New York-based Selldorf Architects, a longtime Hauser & Wirth collaborator.

Elaine Kwok, managing partner Asia for Hauser & Wirth, told in the interview with The Korea Herald that the new building’s strengths include its location in the center of an industrial district, street-level floor, high ceilings, and space without columns. By bringing the gallery down to the street level, she hopes it will become a place where buyers and passersby alike can stop by, fostering a relationship between the gallery and the local community.

The first exhibition in the new space is a solo show by Shanghai-based painter Zhang Enli (b. 1965) “Faces.” Zhang joined Hauser & Wirth in 2006 as the first Asian artist represented by the gallery.

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