Hanne Darboven – The Rainmaker
MKM Museum Küppersmühle für Moderne Kunst, Duisburg
+++ virtually opened +++
As soon as the current corona protective conditions permit, you will be able to experience the exhibition by concept art icon Hanne Darboven live. Dates will be announced in the near future. Virtually, it is already open – our digital tours will give you a first insight.
TV moderator Claudia Kleinert has virtually opened “The Rainmaker” together with MKM director Walter Smerling, who curated the Darboven exhibition. They will take you on a first digital tour through the work of the artist. An interview with art historian Klaus Honnef is included also.
Find out more in the other virtual tours with sculptor Tony Cragg and Kunspalast director Felix Krämer.
The MKM is showing four major work cycles from the Ströher Collection, comprising some 2,000 individual works. They are exemplary of Hanne Darboven’s thought and work and are supplemented by biographical insights. The central work The Rainmaker (1985) is on show for the first time in its entirety with all 1,386 sheets after round about 20 years.
Obsessive, highly complex, precise, and bound to the present – this is how Hanne Darboven’s work can be described. Starting from the current date, the artist has created her own system of order consisting of combinations of numbers, calendar pages, handwritten documents and collected visual material. Her serial series of sheets, which fill entire museum walls, become a physically tangible storage medium for time, current events and her own biography. Darboven’s elegant, androgynous appearance with its characteristic short haircut was also a style-forming element.
»And finally I came up with the daily data, since one deals daily with the sense and nonsense of things.«
HANNE DARBOVEN, 1966