Mona Hatoum. Impenetrable. 2009. Black finished steel and fishing wire. 300 x 300 x 300 cm. Collection of Yuz Foundation. Installation view at Mathaf: Arab Museum of Modern Art, Doha. © Mona Hatoum; courtesy of Mathaf: Arab Museum of Modern Art; photo by Markus Elblaus.
MINIMALISM
SPACE. LIGHT. OBJECT.
16 Nov 2018 – 14 Apr 2019

See more through less at the first Minimalism exhibition in Southeast Asia, set across two sites: National Gallery Singapore and ArtScience Museum.

Led by National Gallery Singapore, the exhibition features over 150 works that explore the history and legacy of this groundbreaking art movement, which continues to inform a wide range of art forms and practitioners across the world today.

LEARN MORE
 
Tan Ping. +40m. 2012. Woodblock print on paper. Number 14 in an edition of 15. Courtesy of the artist.
WHAT IS MINIMALISM?

Minimalism was a turning point in the history of art. Through the use of simple, geometric forms and non-traditional materials, Minimalism shifted the way that we experience art: it made the physical encounter with the art work, and the space it occupies, increasingly important. This movement, which began in the 1960s, has had a profound influence not only on the visual arts, but also on music, performance, fashion, architecture and design.

LEARN MORE
 
© National Gallery Singapore
ORGANISED BY
NATIONAL GALLERY SINGAPORE

The exhibition at National Gallery Singapore looks at the emergence, development, and legacies of Minimalism from the 1950s to the present day. It considers how artists in Asia, the United States and Europe have explored ideas of presence and absence, often informed by Asian philosophies such as Zen Buddhism. The exhibition features more than 100 artworks, immersive site-specific installations, and programmes by over 60 artists.

LEARN MORE
 
© ArtScience Museum
IN COLLABORATION WITH
ARTSCIENCE MUSEUM

ArtScience Museum’s exhibition will present a thematic exhibition exploring form, colour and spirituality, presenting artworks which meditate on notions of emptiness, nothingness and the cosmological void – principles that are foundational to Minimalism and resonate with eastern philosophies and science.

LEARN MORE
HIGHLIGHTS
WHAT TO SEE

Over 150 artworks on display across both exhibition venues, featuring artists like Mark Rothko, Carmen Herrera, Tatsuo Miyajima, Donald Judd, Anish Kapoor, Mary Miss, Olafur Eliasson, Frederik De Wilde, Charwei Tsai, Kim Lim, Tang Da Wu, Jeremy Sharma and Lee Ufan.

EXPLORE
PROGRAMMES
WHAT TO DO

Dive deeper into the exhibition through a series of stellar programmes across both exhibition venues.

Performances
ArtScience Late: TAO Dance Theater

Thu 15 Nov | 8–9pm
ARTSCIENCE MUSEUM

Learn more
Talks
Artist Talk: Elmgreen & Dragset

Fri 16 Nov | 7.30–8.30pm
NATIONAL GALLERY SINGAPORE

Learn more
Performances
Ink Feeding by Zhang Yu

Sat 17 Nov | 11.30am & 3pm
ARTSCIENCE MUSEUM

Learn more
Tours
Insights Tour

Sat & Sun | 17 & 18 Nov | 11.30am and 5pm (Both dates)
ARTSCIENCE MUSEUM

Learn more
Talks
Guest Lecture: Joan Kee | Minimalism in Asia Major

Sat 17 Nov | 2–3.30pm
NATIONAL GALLERY SINGAPORE

Learn more
Talks
Minimalism Up Close: Artist Talks

Sat 17 Nov | 3pm
ARTSCIENCE MUSEUM

Learn more
Talks
Conversations: Minimalism

Sat 17 Nov 2018 | 4–6pm
ARTSCIENCE MUSEUM

Learn more
Talks
Artist Talk: Tadaaki Kuwayama

Sat 17 Nov | 4–5pm
NATIONAL GALLERY SINGAPORE

Learn more
Performances
Ink Feeding by Zhang Yu

Sun 18 Nov | 11.30am
ARTSCIENCE MUSEUM

Learn more
Tours
Insights Tour

Sat & Sun | 17 & 18 Nov | 11.30am and 5pm (Both dates)
ARTSCIENCE MUSEUM

Learn more
EXPLORE