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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Dive deeper into the exhibition through a series of stellar programmes across both exhibition venues.
Guest Lecture: Joan Kee | Minimalism in Asia Major
Sat 17 Nov | 2–3.30pm
NATIONAL GALLERY SINGAPORE