Hanne Darboven, Installation View, 2016.

Hanne Darboven

Los Angeles

Sprüth Magers

Hanne Darboven describes her methodology as “writing without describing.” Her enormous installations are encyclopedic in nature, densely packing walls from floor to ceiling. Viewers of her difficult and challenging works have multiple alternatives for comprehending her vision. It may be dismissed as opaque and recherché. It can be read as brilliant Minimalist innovation, the residue of specific conceptual choices. And her repetitive inscription of words and gestures on hundreds of sheets of paper can be seen as durational performance. An ability to read German and a knowledge of German culture and history .…see the entire review in the print version of March’s Sculpture magazine.