Hanne Darboven (born 1941 in Munich, DE; died 2009) was a Hamburg-based German conceptual artist celebrated for her large-scale, minimalist installations. According to self-imposed rules, the artist focused on the thematic concept of time and the course of history. She used the calendar as a conceptual basis for her art, using dates and periods of time as the backbone of her works (for instance, One Month, One Year, One Century, 1971).… Read more
About the artwork
Time was of crucial significance to Darboven. Many of her works, including Harburg Sand, reflect the schedule and flux of everyday life, particularly that of her own. In this pieceDarboven utilizes 6 reproductions of a postcard of Hamburg's suburb Harburg to capture a very personal portrait of a time in her own life. Having spent much time in the suburb, the artist uses the postcard and handwritten notations to create a grid of a cityscape that exists only in her recollection.