“As Much Phantasy as Possible”

by Christel Sauer

The present is the true stage on which his manifold references to existential relationships take shape. “Art is familiar with the commonplace and knows its value as an immense store of material…” Christel Sauer about an extraordinary work by Mario Merz

A Talk with the Artist: Robert Mangold

by Fritz Kappeler, Marco Läuchli

The video “A Talk with the Artist: Robert Mangold” was produced in April 1993 during the preparations for the “Robert Mangold” exhibition in the Hallen für Neue Kunst, Schaffhausen/Switzerland. It contains fundamental statements by Mangold on his work.

Architettura fondata dal tempo – architettura sfondata dal tempo, 1977

by Christel Sauer

Mario Merz’s architectural structure made of glass, stone, metal, a wine bottle, a spotlight and a fluorescent tube combines the basic aspects of life: space, light and time. After it was given a permanent place for 30 years in the Hallen für Neue Kunst, where it was installed by the artist in 1984, an additional aspect was added to the work: the dimension of time. [more]

Space and Time for New Art

The Hallen für Neue Kunst
von Christel Sauer

The Hallen für Neue Kunst – the name, which means “Halls for New Art”, speaks for itself – was born out of a firm belief in an art that is direct and not fictive. The understanding of the works as facts was the premise underpinning the design of the institution. Everything was to be able to be what it is: the art, the space, the light, and not least the visitors. [more]

Sol LeWitt and the Hallen für Neue Kunst, Schaffhausen

by Christel Sauer and Urs Raussmüller

The initiators of LeWitt’s complex and long-term installation in the Hallen für Neue Kunst, Schaffhausen, share their experience of the artist’s wall drawings and sculptures over time. From a personal point of view, they describe the impact of the works and the significance of the artist. Their account, a tribute by committed participants, appears here in the original English version. [more]

InK. Halle für internationale neue Kunst

by Christel Sauer

In 1978, Urs Raussmüller opened “InK. Halle für internationale neue Kunst” in Zurich, realizing a groundbreaking art support concept: artists were invited to create or present new works and were given space, assistance and a remuneration. The gallery was simultaneously a studio and a meeting point, the site of exhibitions and artistic actions. A lively, creative atmosphere prevailed; the artists were inspired and the viewers curious. [more]