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Institut d’art contemporain Villeurbanne/Rhone-Alpes Presents Hans Schabus Nichts geht mehr

The Institut d’art contemporain Villeurbanne/Rhône-Alpes Ppresents Hans Schabus Nichts geht mehr open 25 February–24 April 2011.

Hans Schabus, “Demolirerpolka,” 2006. View of the exhibition “Fabricateurs d’espaces,” 17 October 2008 – 4 January 2009, Institut d’art contemporain, Villeurbanne/Rhône-Alpes. © Blaise Adilon

The Institut d’art contemporain has invited Hans Schabus for his first large-scale solo exhibition in France. Born in 1970 in Watschig, Austria, Hans Schabus lives and works in Vienna. Solo exhibitions have been organised in particular in 2003 at the Secession exhibition in Vienna (Astronaut) and in 2007 at Site, Santa Fe, New Mexico (Deserted Conquest). Hans Schabus was particularly remarked for his monumental wooden structure encompassing the Austrian Pavilion at the Venice Biennial in 2005. In 2008, he designed ‘Demolirerpolka’, a wooden fence that covered the entire façade of the IAC for the exhibition Fabricateurs d’espaces. The exhibition at the Institute consists of existing and new works by the artist—installations, videos, sculptures and collages. Hans Schabus performs radical acts—digging, filling, encircling, cutting—to destructure and restructure space, changing our references and movements. His works generally refer to his immediate environment and the materials that form it. The artist’s studio appears as the matrix of his work, where his life and thinking are spatialised, the first place in which the relation between mental space and physical space is materialised.

The Institut d’art contemporain gratefully acknowledges the support of the Ministry of Culture and Communication (DRAC Rhône-Alpes), the Rhône-Alpes region and the city of Villeurbanne and especially for the exhibition, the support of the Forum Culturel Autrichien.

Institut d’art contemporain
11 rue Docteur Dolard
69100 Villeurbanne

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