When I stepped into Hauser & Wirth ’s vast Los Angeles complex at the beginning of September, it was my first time in an art space since the pandemic effectively closed the city and much of the world in March. The masses of people and pockets of activity that had been hallmarks of Hauser & Wirth were absent. The obviousness of that transformation—that the many had become just you in over 100,000 square feet of space—was detached from the felt reality. How strange and surreal to experience art in our now.
The pandemic and subsequent lockdowns took effect shortly after […]