Kesselhaus Josephsohn
Galerie Felix Lehner AG
Kesselhaus Josephsohn
Galerie Felix Lehner AG

Josephsohn in New York at Hauser & Wirth

January 15, 2014 to February 22, 2014

Hauser & Wirth
32 East 69th Street, between Madison and Park Avenue
New York NY 10021

Josephsohn's work has already received some attention in NY in recent years within the framework of various smaller presentations: in 2012 at Barbara Gladstone in a group exhibition curated by Ugo Rondinone and at Gavin Brown in a showroom in Harlem, in 2009 as a solo presentation at Hauser & Wirth’s Armory stand, and at Peter Blum already in 2006.

In the current exhibition at Hauser & Wirth, which opened on January 15, 2014, the New York public receives an overview of Josephsohn’s various creative phases for the first time: several large, voluminous, abstracted half-figures from the nineties and aughts, two flat reliefs, and a geometrically reduced standing figure from the nineteen-fifties—the figurative creative phases between these two key points in Josephsohn’s oeuvre are represented by a large, very physically elaborated standing figure from 1969 and a large reclining figure from the nineteen-seventies. In the cozy dimensions of Hauser & Wirth’s gallery rooms on the Upper East Side, the larger-than-life half-figures, and standing and reclining figures achieve an impressive presence. Several sculptural reliefs and some smaller figures round off the exhibition.

The exhibition conceptualization is the result of a close collaboration between Hauser & Wirth and Kesselhaus Josephsohn/Galerie Felix Lehner.

Panel Discussion on January 22, 7:00 pm
with: Mary Ceruti, Executive Director of Sculpture Center, New York;
Boris Groys, Professor of Russian and Slavic Studies, NYU;
Gianni Jetzer, Curator and Critic

Press articles

22nd January 2014
Xico Greenwald
Poignant Figures
The New York Sun Online

15th January 2014
Howard Halle
Top five shows: Jan 16–22, 2014 – The best of the week in art.
TimeOut New York Online

8th January 2014
Gary Pini
14 Must-See Art Shows To Check Out In January
Paper Magazine Online