Hanne Darboven

Hanne Darboven: Kulturgeschichte 1880-1983

March 28, 1996 - June 29, 1997

<p>Hanne Darboven. <i>Kulturgeschichte 1880-1983</i>. Installation view at Dia:Beacon. <br>
Photo credit: Cathy Carver.</p>

Hanne Darboven. Kulturgeschichte 1880-1983. Installation view at Dia:Beacon.
Photo credit: Cathy Carver.

 
 
 

This monumental work consists of 1,589 panels of uniform size and format. The work transcribes epochs of time and text into schematic, visual symbols, tracing one hundred years of history with images that include texts and vast numbers of photographs and postcards, many bearing handwritten notes and quotations.

 

Checklist

Kulturgeschichte 1880-1983 (Cultural History 1880-1983), 1980-83.
1,590 Blätter (sheets)
19 Elemente/Skulpturen (elements/sculptures):

0. Bogenschütze (archer)
1. Gebetsglocke (prayer bell)
2. Halbmond (crescent moon)
3. Bibel (bible)
4. Kreuz (cross)
5. Regenmacher (rain maker)
6. Pferd (horse)
7. Schwan (swan)
8. Roboter (robot)
9. Litfass [-säule] (advertising pillar)
10. Bismarck (Bismarck)
11. Büste (Frau), (bust [woman])
12. Klausewitz (Uhr/Soldat, 1917), (Klausewitz [clock/soldier, 1917])
13. Sklavenpaar (slave couple)
14. Adenauer (adenauer)
15. Bäcker (baker)
16. Arzt (doctor)
17. Jogging-Paar (joggers)
18. Jeanspuppe/Teddybear (doll in denims/teddy bear)

 
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