Hans Schabus, Astronaut (be right back), Exhibition view, Secession 2003, Photo: Matthias Herrmann

Hans Schabus

Astronaut (Komme gleich)

February 27 – April 27, 2003

Hans Schabus’ works are immediately related to a spatial thinking and experience; his sculptures and interventions often refer directly to the artist’s mental and physical surroundings, especially to his atelier and the material to be processed there. The place where art is created is investigated in terms of its analogy potential with respect to life. The works can be read as a meditation on the creative act, its aspirations, but also on the difference from everyday activity. The film works that deal with traveling, speed and non-goal-oriented movement refer to the significance of an interdisciplinary reflection for art.


Hans Schabus, born in 1970, lives and works in Vienna.