Dieter Roth at Hauser & Wirth

Hauser & Wirth will present major installations by the legendary German-born Swiss artist Dieter Roth (1930 – 1998), who sought to pulverize traditional boundaries by elevating the processes by which things happen, embracing accidents, mutations, and accretions of detail over time. The effects are seen in the two large-scale works on view: ‘The Studio of Dieter and Björn Roth, Ackermannshof, Basel’ (1995 – 2008), an installation of the actual studio shared by the father and son art-making team, including furniture, books, and other personal items re ecting not just a practice but a prevailing philosophy in which art and daily life are indivisible. Also on view is Roth’s long-term project ‘Flacher Abfall (Flat Waste)’ (1975 – 1976/1992), for which Roth encased food packaging and other detritus in plastic sleeves led in over 600 binders. Other related works and drawings will also be included.


Opening reception: Thursday 27 April, 6 – 8 pm

Start Date

April 27, 2017

End Date

July 29, 2017


10:00 AM - 06:00 PM


Hauser & Wirth, 548 West 22nd Street, New York City

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