Sat 23 Mar 2019
NATIONAL GALLERY SINGAPORE
The Ngee Ann Kongsi Auditorium, City Hall Wing, Level B1
Registration required (Please register with the link below)
Wolfgang Laib. Milkstone. 1980. Marble and milk. 2.6 x 91.9 x 74.2 cm. Purchased 1981. Collection of National Gallery of Australia, Canberra. © Wolfgang Laib; image courtesy of Wolfgang Laib
Gain insight into the conception and realisation of the two-venue exhibition Minimalism: Space. Light. Object. with curators of National Gallery Singapore and ArtScience Museum. Hear about the behind-the-scenes process, and discover key artists, techniques and legacies of Minimalism.
*Coffee & tea will be provided from 9.15am. Light refreshments following the programme.
ABOUT THE SPEAKERS
Eugene Tan has been Director of National Gallery Singapore since May 2013. Prior to this he served as Programme Director (Special Projects) at the Singapore Economic Development Board (EDB) and oversaw the development of the Gillman Barracks art district. He has also held various positions including Director of Exhibitions for Osage Gallery, Director of Contemporary Art at the Sotheby’s Institute of Art – Singapore, as well as Director of the Institute of Contemporary Arts Singapore. He has published and curated widely, organising exhibitions including the Singapore Pavilion at the 51st Venice Biennale (2005), the inaugural Singapore Biennale (2006), Reframing Modernism: Painting from Southeast Asia, Europe and Beyond (2016) and Minimalism: Space. Light. Object. (2018) at National Gallery Singapore.
Honor Harger is Executive Director for ArtScience Museum Singapore. Since taking up her position, ArtScience Museum has held large-scale exhibitions by some of the world’s best known artists including Leonardo da Vinci and M.C. Escher, and has shown works by contemporary artists including Theo Jansen, Lynette Wallworth, Ryoji Ikeda, Yang Yongliang, Semiconductor, Olafur Eliasson, Anish Kapoor, Mariko Mori and many more. Prior to joining ArtScience Museum, Harger was the director of Lighthouse, a digital arts venue in Brighton, UK. In 2010, she was guest curator of the transmediale festival in Berlin, and was Director of the AV Festival, the UK’s largest biennial of digital art, film and music, from 2004 to 2008. She was also the first curator of webcasting for Tate, where she also curated events and concerts at Tate Modern from 2000 to 2003.
Russell Storer is Deputy Director (Curatorial & Research) at National Gallery Singapore. He was previously Head of Asian and Pacific Art at the Queensland Art Gallery | Gallery of Modern Art in Brisbane, and a curator at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney. A co-curator of the 3rd Singapore Biennale (2011), he has also written widely on Asian and Australian contemporary art.
Silke Schmickl is a curator at National Gallery Singapore. She was previously a curator at the Institute of Contemporary Arts Singapore, researcher at the German Art History Center in Paris and the co-founding director of Lowave, a Paris/Singapore based curatorial platform and publishing house. She has initiated and directed numerous art projects dedicated to emerging art scenes in the Middle East, Africa, India, Turkey and Singapore, and has curated exhibitions in partnership with museums and biennials in Singapore, Paris, Guangzhou, Beirut and Düsseldorf.
Goh Sze Ying is an assistant curator at National Gallery Singapore, where she has worked on projects such as Minimalism: Space. Light. Object. (2018), Lim Cheng Hoe: Painting Singapore (2018), and Listening to Architecture: The Gallery’s Histories and Transformations (2017). Her research focuses on photography and art in Singapore in the mid-20th century, with an interest in how artistic practice relates to mobility and place.
Adrian George is the Associate Director (Exhibitions) at Art Science Museum, and a curator, commissioner, writer and educator with over 19 years experience working in some of the most influential art institutions in the world, including the New Museum, New York; Tate Modern, Tate Liverpool, UK and the UK Government Art Collection, where he was involved in acquisitions and commissioning. His publication, The Curator’s Handbook (Thames & Hudson, 2015), has been translated into Russian, Korean, Japanese and Chinese, and is used as a core text for many curating courses internationally. He is a selector for Wales in Venice 2019 – the Welsh Pavilion at the Venice Biennale.
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.