Minimalism: Space. Light. Object. at National Gallery Singapore looks at the development and legacies of Minimalism from the 1950s to the present day.
Covering the American centres of New York and Los Angeles, to Asia, Europe and Australia, the exhibition features over 100 works by leading artists such as Robert Morris, Mona Hatoum, Ai Weiwei, Anish Kapoor, Kim Lim and many more, who explore the ideas of presence and absence, often informed by Asian philosophies such as Zen Buddhism.
Experience the seismic impact that Minimalism has left on the world today as you explore the relationship between object, space, and the viewer at National Gallery Singapore.
Olafur Eliasson’s work explores the scientific effects of light and colour on our vision. This room is illuminated by monofrequency lamps that suppress all colours except yellow and black, causing us to see in shades of grey. The experience demonstrates that our perception is not fixed but changes with our environment, suggesting we can see the world from multiple perspectives.
The title of this work refers to the huge scale of lives lost during the 20th century due to war and conflict. The LED numbers on the panels count down from nine to one, skipping zero before repeating the cycle again. This parallels the Buddhist cycle of life, death and rebirth, with zero being the void.
This installation appears almost inviting from a distance. However, when approached, the barbed-wire cube repels instead. Such contradictions are central to Hatoum’s work, which takes the form of grids and cubes. These transform into traps, barriers and containers, revealing the potential for division and violence embedded in the structures of everyday life.
A marathon celebration of Minimalist music, from its antecedents to its offshoots. Enjoy Margaret Leng Tan's piano renditions of historic Minimalist pieces never previously performed in Asia. This programme is not suitable for children under 10.
Over 100 artworks will be on display featuring artists like Mark Rothko, Tatsuo Miyajima, Donald Judd, Anish Kapoor, Ai Weiwei, Yayoi Kusama, Mona Hatoum, Kim Lim, Tang Da Wu, Jeremy Sharma and Lee Ufan.
Dive deeper into the exhibition through a series of interdisciplinary programmes and performances, as well as educational talks and workshops.
Simone Forti’s Dance Constructions
Every Saturday | 19 Jan–9 Mar 2019 | 2pm | 30 min
NATIONAL GALLERY SINGAPORE
Eye/Feel/Write IV: The Light Between Objects
Sat 24 Feb 2019 | 4–5.30pm
NATIONAL GALLERY SINGAPORE
General admission to all ongoing exhibitions at National Gallery Singapore is included
when you purchase a two-venue ticket that also completes the Minimalism experience at ArtScience Museum.
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