The steel relief by Erich Hauser (b. 1930 in Tuttlingen – d. 2004) was produced as a percent-for-art piece for the municipal KUBUS gallery. It marked the perception of the building from the beginning and cannot be reduced down to the level of fulfilling an ornamental function. Even the name of the structure (cube) exudes the order, clarity and neutrality of an exhibition space, but the artist tears
format and boundaries asunder as if wanting to reference the autonomy of the artworks within. In its long-distance effect, the object asserts the site’s affiliation with the art system like a guild sign. Further work in Hannover (selection): »Stahl 17/87« [Steel 17/87] on Brühlstraße (see »Art in the City 1«). The ruins of the Aegidien Church are within sight from here; it has served as a memorial for victims of war and aggression since 1952 and features works of art by such artists as Kurt Lehmann (»Demut« [Humility], 1958) and Dorothee von Windheim (»Schattenlinie« [Shadow Line], 1993).
» Location: Theodor-Lessing-Platz (façade of the Städtische Galerie KUBUS)