Sat 23 Mar 2019
Expression Gallery, Level 4
Admission is free on a first-come-first-served basis
Firmly established in the lexicon of twentieth century art, the impact and influences of Minimalism are felt to this day, bringing about ongoing and compelling discourses as each generation of artists mines its form.
Organised as a programme of Minimalism: Space. Light. Object. at ArtScience Museum, this symposium discusses Minimalism as a cross-arts phenomenon by addressing the rich terrain of intersections, and encourages new thoughts about the role and influence of Minimalism on performative practices.
Featured speakers include Adrian George (Associate Director of Exhibitions at ArtScience Museum), Jennifer Ray Burris (Assistant Professor in Curatorial Practice at NTU School of Art, Design and Media), Susan Sentler (Lecturer in Dance at LASALLE College of the Arts), Wesley Goatley (sound artist and researcher in Critical Data Aesthetics), Adeline Wong (Lecturer in Composition at YST Conservatory of Music), Lionel Tan (T’ang Quartet violist and Associate Professor of Viola at YST Conservatory of Music) and Mervin Wong (composer/producer).
Minimalism: Space. Light. Object. marks a first-time collaboration between ArtScience Museum and National Gallery Singapore. Over 130 artworks – many being shown in Singapore for the first time – are set across the two sites exploring the history and legacy of this groundbreaking art movement.
Minimalism Symposium unfolds across ArtScience Museum and National Gallery Singapore between 21 March and 23 March, starting with a performance by T’ang Quartet, Mervin Wong and Open Score Project at ArtScience Late on 21 March (https://www.facebook.com/events/2200959940221587/) and extending into a series of talks presented at both venues on 22–23 March (https://www.minimalism.sg/symposium/).
ABOUT THE MINIMALISM SYMPOSIUM
Minimalism was one of the most influential movements of the 20th century, questioning the role of art amidst the radical social changes in the 1960s. In conjunction with special exhibition Minimalism: Space. Light. Object., this two-day symposium will delve into the Asian influences and enduring legacies of this movement that has been largely thought of as Euro-American.
The symposium is made possible with the support of U.S. Embassy Singapore.
MORE PROGRAMMES FROM THE SYMPOSIUM
- • Minimalism Symposium Day 1 | Keynote Lecture: Alexandra Munroe | Ecstatic Minimalism: Asian Influence on American Art of the 1960s
To learn more about the Minimalism Symposium, please click here.