Hans Schabus – Sacco di lavoro
ZERO… is pleased to present Sacco di lavoro, a solo exhibition by the artist Hans Schabus. The show brings together existing works as well as new interventions conceived speci?cally for the gallery, exploring the formal diversity of the artist’s practice and covering a period of nearly the last twenty years.
Sacco di lavoro originates from a desire to connect different sites and temporalities, a key element in the artist?s research, which characterises his work within his studio as well as during his travels, the residencies and the exhibitions he is invited to participate to.
The works, realised in different periods and situations, are placed within the gallery space according to the position of the stars in the constellation of the Sculptor, discovered in 1752 by Nicolas-Louis de Lacaille and originally called the Sculptor?s Studio. The constellation thus becomes a reference through which to read the exhibition, aimed at analysing the practice and the praxis of being a sculptor. The approach of Hans Schabus towards each project makes of the artist a sculptor in the classic sense of the word. He selects, assembles and creates standing in front of the material, which in his case is represented by the space, understood both in its physical and mental dimensions. His works are a response to the surrounding environment and the materials that form it, and result from a direct and very personal experience of these places. The artist’s studio plays a fundamental role in this process, being the primary place where different suggestions are recon?gured and the confrontation between the real and the possible takes shape. By bringing the studio at the centre of the exhibition and recreating this situation inside the gallery, Schabus invites the viewers to freely navigate within the space, exploring in an as much intimate and personal way not only the relationship between the artist and the artwork, but also between the artwork and themselves.
Galleria Zero – via Tadino 20, Milano
February 28 – March 30, 2013