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. I am lucky enough to live on the door step of this fabulous place and enjoyed a spot of culture this Sunday, visiting the latest exhibition - Subodh Gupta. Invisible Reality.
Subodh Gupta (born in 1964) is an Indian Contemporary artist based in New Delhi. Trained as a painter, he went on to experiment with a variety of media. His work encompasses sculpture, installation, painting, photography, performance and video. Gupta is best known for incorporating everyday objects that are ubiquitous throughout India, such as the steel tiffin boxes used by millions to carry their lunch as well as thali pans, bicycles, and milk pails. From such ordinary items the artist produces sculptures that reflect on the economic transformation of his homeland and which relate to Gupta's own life and memories.
The exhibition runs from 12th Feb - 2nd May.
Durslade Farm, the site of Hauser & Wirth Somerset, is situated on the edge of the town of Bruton. It consists of a group of Grade II listed buildings including a farmhouse, stables, threshing barns and several other outbuildings with distinctive features. The on-site restaurant, the Roth Bar & Grill serves beautiful locally sourced produce. Hauser & Wirth supports an immersive artists' residency programme, which offers an encouraging environment for artists to benefit from. In the far corner of Hauser & Wirth stands the original farmhouse, which has been renovated by the architectural firms Laplace & Co. and benjamin + beauchamp. The farmhouse is used as accommodation for visiting guests and artists and can also be booked for private hire: www.dursladefarmhouse.co.uk
Check out the Hauser & Wirth Somerset website for information on their latest events, exhibitions and directions for visiting: www.hauserwirthsomerset.com