This will be the first solo exhibition by German artist Hanne Darboven in the UK. Born in Hamburg in 1941 Darboven studied at the Hochschule für bildende Künste before moving to New York in 1966. During her short time there her work became associated with the beginnings of conceptual and minimal art. She moved back to her family home in 1968 and continued to live and work there among an extraordinary collection of disparate cultural artefacts until her death in 2009. Although her work is largely informed by the principles of these movements there is an intimacy to its production that operates in contrast to an often rigid and regulated appearance.
The exhibition will feature a number of Darboven’s large scale serial works which focus on the passage and structuring of time. These vast installations are formed of hand drawn notations and numbers, musical scores and texts which are sometimes accompanied by images and objects.
Darboven’s first solo exhibition was at the Konrad Fischer Galerie in Düsseldorf 1967 and she was included in major international exhibitions including Documenta 5 (1972), 6 (1977), 7 (1982) and 11 (2002). She was chosen to represent Germany at the Venice Biennale in 1982.
Supported by Goethe-Institut London and Institut für Auslandsbeziehungen e.V.