Hanne Darboven (1941–2009) is considered one of the most important and enigmatic figures in postwar German art. Though based in Hamburg, it was during a two-year stay in New York in the late 1960s that the conceptual artist discovered what would become her life-long project: the spatializing and visualization of time in its various forms—as lifetime, time working and writing, and historical time. Monika Sprüth and Philomene Magers have the exclusive privilege of working with the Hanne Darboven Foundation, the foundation entrusted with the artist’s estate.
Hanne Darboven & Julia Gaisbacher. Am Burgberg
October 26–December 3, 2023
The exhibition juxtaposes work by the two artists as well as features two new pieces by Gaisbacher that make reference to Am Burgberg, Darboven’s lifelong residence and place of work in Hamburg-Harburg.
In the 1960s, Hanne Darboven (1941–2009) founded Conceptual Art with her artist friends. Her key contribution to the emergence of Conteptual Art is that she succeeded in developing her own independent methods for the representation of periods of time—days, months, years, or even a century. In addition to this central aspect of time, the exhibition focuses in particular on the specific location of this artistic practice.
Julia Gaisbacher (*1983) has created two new pieces for the exhibition which are the result of on-site research in Hamburg-Harburg since the summer of 2022. She has approached Hanne Darboven’s home with photographic and cinematic methods, conducted interviews with various companions for this artistic research, and reconstructed the camera shots of Der Mond ist aufgegangen in the streets of Harburg.
Curated by Luise Horn and Dietmar RübelLink