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Opening Reception: ‘Eduardo Chillida’ and ‘Gustav Metzger’

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Hauser & Wirth Somerset

Durslade Farm, Dropping Lane

Bruton

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This summer, we are thrilled to present two solo exhibitions devoted to the work of Eduardo Chillida and Gustav Metzger.

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Please join us in celebrating the launch and explore a new open-air presentation of sculpture by Eduardo Chillida.

Eduardo Chillida is widely celebrated for his monumental public sculptures and enduring fascination with interconnected shape, space and organic form. This exhibition and wider event programme will act as a cultural exchange between Hauser & Wirth Somerset and Chillida Leku, a public museum and sculpture park created during Chillida’s lifetime that expanded the relationship between art and nature. ‘Eduardo Chillida‘ is on view from 26 Jun 2021 until 3 Jan 2022.

Gustav Metzger radically challenged our understanding of art, its relation to reality and our existence within society. Organised in partnership with the Gustav Metzger Foundation, Hauser & Wirth’s inaugural exhibition of Metzger’s work will explore the intersection between human intervention, nature and man-made environments, ideas the artist continued to interrogate over a six-decade career.  ‘Gustav Metzger‘ is on view from 26 Jun until 12 Sep 2021.

⁠Both exhibitions will be the first of the gallery’s global projects to implement a new carbon budget.

Roth Bar & Grill will be open for dinner reservations and drinks on the terrace. Visit www.rothbarandgrill.co.uk for more details and advance bookings.

Planning your visit

In order to share a safe and positive experience, we ask that you download and read our Visitor Guide prior to your visit. Please book a timed reservation and read our visitor guidance before arriving:

• Please book one ticket per person in your household. Households are limited to 6 visitors. Children aged 2 or under do not need a ticket

• Your booking is subject to change, according to government guidelines for COVID safety.

• Sadly, if you're more than 15 minutes late, we may not be able to guarantee you entry. Entry will be at the discretion of staff based on visitor numbers

• CCTV and a live webcam is in operation in the garden

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Images: Eduardo Chillida, Elogio del Cubo, Homenaje a Juan de Herrera (Praise of the Cube, Homage to Juan de Herrara), 1990. Photo: Alex Abril © Zabalaga Leku. San Sebastián, VEGAP (2020). Courtesy of the Estate of Eduardo Chillida; Gustav Metzger, Supportive, 1965-1966 / 2011. 7 Kodak SAV 2050 slide projectors with control units, rotating polarised filters, liquid crystals. Collection du Musée d’art contemporain, Lyon. Photo courtesy MAC Lyon. Photo: Blaise Adilon © The Estate of Gustav Metzger and The Gustav Metzger Foundation

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Hauser & Wirth Somerset

Durslade Farm, Dropping Lane

Bruton

BA10

United Kingdom

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Hauser & Wirth Somerset is a pioneering world-class gallery and multi-purpose arts centre, which acts as a destination for experiencing art, architecture and the remarkable Somerset landscape through new and innovative exhibitions of contemporary art. A landscaped garden, designed for the gallery by internationally renowned landscape architect Piet Oudolf, includes a 1.5 acre perennial meadow, which sits behind the gallery buildings.

On-site restaurant, Roth Bar & Grill, serves seasonal, locally sourced food, and includes a site-specific bar created by Björn and Oddur Roth, the son and grandson of artist Dieter Roth. Opened in 2020, Durslade Farm Shop celebrates diverse produce from Durslade Farm as well as supporting local farmers, makers and growers in our community.

Hauser & Wirth Somerset is open with free admission to the public, six days per week, throughout the year.

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