With material as departure point, Lang’s recent works explore the tensions between abstraction and figuration, and investigate space beyond the limitations of the human body through sculpture, reliefs, assemblage paintings and collages. Helmut Lang’s first institutional solo exhibition of sculptures was presented at the Kestnergesellschaft in Hanover, Germany, in 2008. Having made art throughout early adulthood, Lang established a fashion label under his own name in 1978, presented his first collection at the Centre Pompidou in 1986, and achieved global recognition in the field over the following two decades. During those years, Lang maintained his connection to art and undertook collaborations with Jenny Holzer and Louise Bourgeois, among others. He retired permanently from the world of fashion in 2005 to turn to his art full-time and has since exhibited internationally in solo and group exhibitions. His works are included in numerous important art collections worldwide.