Hanne Darboven Turning Point >80< (Wende >80<) 1980-81

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A pioneer of Conceptual art who also trained as a pianist, Darboven created a notational visual language based primarily on numbers and indecipherable script. Here, for the first time, musical notations dominate her project. The scores are derived from a set of correspondences the artist established between numbers and notes; working with a composer, she orchestrated and recorded them. Visitors can hear her compositions alongside their visual equivalents.

Gallery label from Multiplex: Directions in Art, 1970 to Now, November 21, 2007-July 28, 2008.
Portfolio of 416 lithographs, offset printed, eleven long play vinyl records, plus one duplicate lithograph
composition: 13 3/4 x 9 3/4" (34.9 x 24.8 cm); sheet: 13 3/4 x 9 3/4" (34.9 x 24.8 cm)
Hanne Darboven
Druck Sost & Co., Hamburg
Gift of Angela Westwater and Hanne Darboven
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© 2021 Estate of Hanne Darboven / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / VG Bild-Kunst, Germany
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