through June 15th 2012
Hans Schabus is known for his ambitious, radical gestures to deconstruct and restructure space. The studio often appears as the matrix of his work, a place of conflict, where life and thinking are transformed into sculptural space and material. Simultaneously fertile and challenging, the intimacy of this space is referred to in the show's title. 'Heimat' is a German word with no direct English translation. It denotes the relationship of a person towards a certain spatial social unit. People are bound to their 'heimat' by their birth and childhood. It is fundamental to the formation of a person's identity.