Kulturgeschichte

IMG_9555Kulturgeschichte 1880-1983 (Cultural History 1880-1983) // Hanne Darboven // 1,590 sheets, 19 elements/sculptures // 2013

Covering floor to ceiling in Dia:Chelsea is the piece Kulturgeschichte by Hanne Darboten. 1,590 sheets of paper measuring 50 x 70 cm each fill the gallery walls. Each section centers on a particular theme and color. For example the black and white panels illustrate photographs of celebrities, musicians and actors whilst the red sheets are from Schreibzeit. In addition to the works mounted on the wall, each section also displays three-dimensional works such as a small rocking chair, a crescent moon and two mannequins sporting jogging clothes. Kulturgeschicht is presented as an archive of periods of cultural history. The juxtaposition of sculptures to photographs serves to enhance its relationship to the historical narrative shown.

IMG_9557Kulturgeschichte 1880-1983 (Cultural History 1880-1983) // Hanne Darboven // 1,590 sheets, 19 elements/sculptures // 2013

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Kulturgeschichte 1880-1983 (Cultural History 1880-1983) // Hanne Darboven // 1,590 sheets, 19 elements/sculptures // 2013

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Kulturgeschichte 1880-1983 (Cultural History 1880-1983) // Hanne Darboven // 1,590 sheets, 19 elements/sculptures // 2013

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Kulturgeschichte 1880-1983 (Cultural History 1880-1983) // Hanne Darboven // 1,590 sheets, 19 elements/sculptures // 2013

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Kulturgeschichte 1880-1983 (Cultural History 1880-1983) // Hanne Darboven // 1,590 sheets, 19 elements/sculptures // 2013

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Kulturgeschichte 1880-1983 (Cultural History 1880-1983) // Hanne Darboven // 1,590 sheets, 19 elements/sculptures // 2013

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