Photo Coverage: Sneak-Peek of Hauser Wirth & Schimmel “Revolution in the Making” in the DTLA Arts District!
Hauser Wirth & Schimmel (HWSLA), our new Cartwheel Art Magazine and Cartwheel Art Tours neighbor in the Downtown Los Angeles Arts District, previewed the former Globe Mills flour manufacturing plant’s complex that’s been converted into the largest west coast art complex, located on a two-and-a-half-acre city block, and the exhibition ‘Revolution in the Making,’ during a press/VIP event yesterday.
The Hauser, Wirth and Schimmel inaugural opening is this Sunday March 13th from 2pm-6pm. See our Save the Date here for more details.
“Revolution in the Making”, is a cross-generational exhibition that’s brought together significant works by women artists who have transformed the language of abstract sculpture. This exciting show that’s inaugurating HWSA, is being covered by Cartwheel Art contributor Francesca Seiden. Stay tuned!
The HWSLA complex with it’s original graffiti is also being covered by Cartwheel Art contributor Steve Grody. He’s a photographer, historian, the author of Graffiti LA, co-host on the graffiti component of the tours with Cartwheel Art Tours, and worked with HWSLA to identify the murals. Stay tuned!
Cindy Schwarzstein, Cartwheel Art founder and Cartwheel Art Tours director who creates the custom neighborhood tour itineraries, for groups and organizations, and as tie-in’s to art and neighborhood events, is thrilled to include the interior of HWSLA, in addition to exploring the outside graffiti that they’ve restored in the public walkway, for Cartwheel Art Tours.
Cindy will be contributing to Cartwheel Art Magazine, a photo essay of the HWSLA complex, during yesterday’s preview and an earlier preview, where she will sharing from an urban exploration perspective. Stay tuned!
In the meantime, she has contributed her photos below, as a photo essay, that provides to us a sneak-peek into yesterday’s preview. These photos of her’s are focussing on the curatorial walk-through of the exhibition. Regarding yesterday’s preview, she had the following to say:
“I’m absolutely in love with the new Hauser Wirth & Schimmel art center in the DTLA Arts District. HWSLA has done an incredible job repurposing the former Globe Mills manufacturing plant that sits on a two-and-half-acre city block. It’s not just the old industrial manufacturing buildings–some dating back to the 1890’s–or, the walls that were left with peeling paint and ceilings (some still with graffiti), that are original, as well as the patina on the elevator, electrical boxes and flour mill equipment, or the methodically restored molding, stairs and other architectural unique details found throughout and especially in the old bank building. It’s also the choice of artwork and how it’s being displayed.
Today’s press preview of the interior, which was my second time inside, left me feeling so incredibly excited! I cant wait to keep going back for more & more. Another highlight for me today was finally going into the five story mill building and exploring each level including the basement. I’m so blown away!”
Enjoy the sneak-peek and stay tuned for more! Also, hope to see you on Sunday!!