Hauser Wirth & Schimmel in Los Angeles is looking for human feeling on an industrial scale.
The latest international gallery to hit Los Angeles, Hauser Wirth & Schimmel, has got the city and the art world buzzing. Spilling across a four-block stretch, the venture occupies a collection of turnof-the-century industrial buildings that include a decommissioned flour mill and former bank in the gritty, surging downtown Arts District.
Hauser Wirth & Schimmel has become a goto cultural destination, attracting thousands of visitors every week. “What’s exciting is this is an experimental project,” says Graham Steele, the gallery’s senior director. “The scale is industrial but the feeling is human. It’s a dynamic space that offers the flexibility to do museum-scale retrospectives or four different shows at one time.”