Minimalism And Its Legacy On Display In Singapore
The National Gallery Singapore and Singapore's ArtScience Museum are collaborating on the new exhibition, which is said to be a first in the region for its singular focus on the art movement and its legacies.
Called "Minimalism: Space. Light. Object.," the show will take place across both venues, with the aim of creating a single, cohesive exhibition examining how Minimalism became a "radical turning point in the history of 20th-century art," in the words of ArtScience Museum Executive Director Honor Harger, "stepping away from the experience of art as an object, to the consideration of the spatial, social and political contexts in which art exists."
At the Gallery, the exhibition will explore the development of Minimal art and ideas from the 1950s to the present, tracing a shift from painting to sculpture to spatial installations and immersive environments. Artists on display will include Mark Rothko, Yayoi Kusama, Lee Ufan, Olafur Eliasson, Anish Kapoor and Ai Weiwei, as well as well as Singaporean artists Kim Lim and Tang Da Wu.
ArtScience Museum will focus its gaze on form, color and spirituality, with an exhibition that includes works by Carmen Herrera, Mona Hatoum and Richard Long along with the Asian contemporary artists Song Dong, Tan Ping and Charwei Tsai and the collective teamLab. A new commission by Singaporean artist Jeremy Sharma will also be showcased, and a dedicated Sound Room will explore the impact and legacies of minimalist sound and experimental composition.
At both venues, programs featuring music, film, dance and interactive installation will illuminate the interactions between Minimalism and other art forms.
"Minimalism: Space. Light. Object." runs from November 16, 2018 to April 14, 2019 at both the National Gallery Singapore and ArtScience Museum.