LondonHanne Darboven and Ruth Wolf-Rehfeldt: Zeichen der Zeit / Zeit der Zeichen, Sign of the Times / Times of the Sign
Monika Sprüth and Philomene Magers present ZEICHEN DER ZEIT / ZEIT DER ZEICHEN / SIGN OF THE TIMES / TIMES OF THE SIGN, a juxtaposition of the artist’s work with that of Ruth Wolf-Rehfeldt at the London gallery.
The two artists lived on opposite sides of the Wall in post-war divided Germany. Though active at the same time they neither knew each other personally, nor were they familiar with each other’s work. Nevertheless, there are parallels to be found – similarities that appear not only in terms of output, but also with regard to their letters and exchanges with international artist networks.
This exhibition is the first to place the two artists in dialogue some thirty years after German reunification. Though centred on works from the 1970s and 80s – some of which are being shown for the first time – it also expands on them with the inclusion of material from Darboven’s extensive correspondence and Wolf-Rehfeldt’s Mail Art contributions.
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