• Hanne Darboven

    Galerie Paul Maenz

    Hanne Darboven’s works are basically impelled by the thought of naming time. Time—say, the passing of the present, which is a different experience for each individual consciousness—is usually captured by Darboven in an artistically arbitrary system that aims at objectivity. In its complexity, this system transforms abstract time into a visual, graphic sign that is both tangible and comprehensible. For instance, time is written out by hand and linked to combinations of numbers. The artist often employs a code with a rigid foundation that is composed partly of mathematics and partly of free

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