Hanne Darboven, Günther Förg, Sol LeWitt © Bayerische Staatsgemäldesammlung/Johannes HaslingerDetails
Hanne Darboven, Günther Förg, Sol LeWittPinakothek der Moderne | Kunst
What does Hanne Darboven's suggestive gesture, which is beyond readability, show? What is the system behind Sol LeWitt's sculptures made of industrially manufactured material? What do Günther Förg's grid structures reveal? The combination of three high-contrast positions in a room of the Pinakothek der Moderne confronts the viewer with a series of questions. Humor plays a not inconsiderable role in this process; with all the proximity to logic, don't they push us to the limit of the absurd?
Hanne Darboven and Sol LeWitt are among the best known representatives of conceptual art in the world. Their works are characterised by strict structures, enticing the viewer to unravel and explore. Förg, who is a generation
younger than Darboven and LeWitt, looks back on the long-standing use of the grid in his "Grid Paintings" in European pictorial history. His agile and disciplined movements postulate both references to this tradition and an escape from it.