Quartett ’88 (poster) Hanne Darboven

Published by Portikus, Frankfurt, 1990, poster (colour ill.), 59.4 × 84.1 cm, German

Price: €18

Produced on the occasion of Hanne Darboven’s exhibition Quartett ’88, at Portikus, Frankfurt, 17 March –16 April, 1990. The exhibition was dedicated to four outstanding women of the 20th century: Marie Curie, Rosa Luxemburg, Gertrude Stein, and Virginia Woolf. The significance of their work in the fields of science, politics/society, and art/literature in the context of historico-cultural events taking place at the same time is related to the present. The structure of the work is based on an aesthetic concept developed by Hanne Darboven in the past 20 years, consisting of writing down and writing out temporal sequences of events.

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Enlightenment – A Retrospective Hanne Darboven

Published by Prestel, New York, 2015, 352 pages (colour ill.), 22 × 29 cm, English

Price: €18

Produced on the occasion of Hanne Darboven – Enlightenment the first major retrospective after the artist’s death brings together key works from all phases of her prolific work. Collaboratively organised by and simultaneously presented at the Bundeskunsthalle in Bonn and Haus der Kunst in Munich.

This major publication brings together key works from all phases of her prolific career spanning over fifty years. It highlights the outstanding and wide-ranging output of this key conceptual artist in its entire temporal and stylistic breadth, featuring works in which the artist focuses on political events, German history and her personal context and shows the extensive work series exploring themes from cultural history, music, literature, and (natural) science.

A video on the exhibition can be seen here.

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Ein Jahrhundert Hanne Darboven

Published by Museum für Moderne Kunst, Frankfurt, 1999, 67 pages (colour & b/w ill.), 18.5 × 24 cm, German / English

Price: €9

This catalogue documents Hanne Darboven’s complex and radical paperwork Ein Jahrhundert – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe gewidmet, 1971-1982.

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Biennale di Venezia 1982 Hanne Darboven

Published by Städtisches Museum Abteiberg, Mönchengladbach, 1982, 201 pages (colour & b/w ill.), 21 × 29.5 cm, German/English

Price: €19

Produced on the occasion of Hanne Darboven’s exhibition in the German Pavilion at the Venice Biennale in 1982.

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Kinder dieser Welt Hanne Darboven

Published by Hatje Cantz, Berlin, 1997, 184 pages (colour & b/will.), hardcover with CD insert, 21.5 × 30.3 cm, German

Price: €23

From 1990 to 1996, Hanne Darboven worked on Kinder dieser Welt, an extensive opus comprised of several books, toys, brown-paper tablets and 2202 musical “scores”. In a departure from previous practice, the artist employs coloration and a playful approach to modify the stringency of her concept involving the subjective rendering of calendar information to conjure up a cosmopolitan children’s world as a symbol for an optimistic new beginning.

This book reproduces the formally quite diverse and complex segments of the work in sections. An introductory essay explores the way in which the artist fundamentally recapitulates her entire concept of space and time in Kinder dieser Welt, shaping it into an appeal for the discovery of individual rules. An annotated works catalogue and a detailed biography document the life and work of the artist, the recipient of the 1995 International Prize of the state of Baden-Württemberg.

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Evolution Leibniz 1986 Hanne Darboven

Published by Cantz Verlag, Ostfildern, 1996, 236 pages (b/w ill.), hardcover with dust jacket, 23.5 × 17.5 cm, English

Price: €30 (Out of stock)

To coincide with the 350th birthday of the philosopher, mathematician, lawyer and political writer Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz (born 1646 in Leipzig), Hanne Darboven’s Evolution Leibniz was publicly exhibited for the first time in the Sprengel Museum Hannover. This complex work is divided into three extensive topics: Encyclopedia, image documentation and daily bills. Hanne Darboven combines Leibniz’s biography with her and our immediate present.

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