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
In Hommage an meinen Vater, the pioneering conceptual artist pays homage to her father in a grandiose work in which she incorporates personal photographs into a gridded formation, predominantly featuring her unique system of mathematical calculations and principles. This revealing, autobiographical work is a perfect example of Darboven's precise and painstaking artistic practice, for which she is renowned. Darboven's close relationship with her family is well documented, with the artist producing the majority of her works at her family home where she returned to live permanently in the late 60s.