During “The Hague Contemporary Art Weekend” Chabot Fine Art will return to the roots of its artists; to a new zero point after Corona and a lockdown of the art fairs for months, it is now time to restart and pick up the thread again – with energy.
Zero is the name of the international movement of artists who wanted to take their work in a new direction in the sixties of the last century, away from the wrong path that the post-war generation took in their eyes.
Christiaan Megert is one of the few living Zero artists from the very beginning. His compositions of reflective spaces offer a view of the infinite space of the painting.
Klaus Staudt is a founder of concrete art, which shows a lot of affinity with Zero, and in the gallery shows special old work from the 70s and 80s. These constructions of geometric shapes constantly show a different order of reality. This work has previously been shown on Tefaf.
Ewerdt Hilgemann, who now has an oeuvre exhibition in the Kröller – Müller museum, is represented with a number of implosions. Chabot Fine Art shows both large format and small sculptures by this still active artist.
Finally, the gallery shows Keisuke Matsuura, which opens on September 17 with the show “Resonace” in Brussels at the Fondation Walter Leblanc. A tribute by a young Japanese artist to one of Zero’s heroes.
Walter Leblanc is an important source of inspiration for this artist who, based on the old laws of zero and concrete art, breaks new ground by uniting nature and traditional Japanese art traditions.
A catalog has been created especially for this show in collaboration with Chabot Fine Art: www.walterleblanc.org
Due to the Covid-19 circumstances, the gallery does not organize a walk with many visitors at the same time. During all days we are open to receive you with a snack and a drink to talk about the work of the artists and about the opportunities and developments in the new gallery season.
Free entrance, upon showing the Art Weekend program flyer.
Photo credit: artist Keisuke Matsuura