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Hans Schabus. The Space of Conflict

02.07.2011 - 18.09.2011

Culturgest, Lisboa / Portugal

Hans Schabus (Watschig, Austria, 1970) has acquired great notoriety in the art world, due, above all, to his successive production of a series of specific projects undertaken in very different places (for example, the Secession in Vienna, the Kunsthaus in Bregenz, the Austrian Pavilion at the Venice Biennale, or the Site Santa Fe) and characterised by a performative approach to these contrasting contexts, incorporating multiple elements that were associated with the architecture itself and with its surroundings....
However, if there is one place to which Hans Schabus’ works ultimately refer, it is the space of his studio, the physical and mental space where the true conflict between the real and the possible, between the contingent and the fictitious, unfolds. For Schabus, the studio is simultaneously reality and representation; it is the place where he spends his time and where reality is processed as material, and it is the metaphor for his essential conception of the artistic practice and of his position in the world.
The Space of Conflict seeks to examine the multiple unevennesses that characterise Schabus’ personal search and lead him from the studio to the situation, and then back to the studio again. A double movement in which the strategies of distancing and fictionality are at least as important as the data that bring us closer to what we call reality.



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