Cover image for Minimalism: Space, Light, and Object Edited by Eugene Tan and Russell Storer

Minimalism

Space, Light, and Object

Edited by Eugene Tan, and Edited by Russell Storer

PRE-ORDER, Ships January 14

200 pages
9" × 11.5"
2018
Distributed by Penn State University Press for National Gallery Singapore

Minimalism

Space, Light, and Object

Edited by Eugene Tan, and Edited by Russell Storer

Minimalism: Space, Light and Object is an expansive global survey of the movement’s influential language of reductive forms, from its Abstract Expressionist colour field antecedents to Post-Minimalism, and how it continues to speak to artists today. In this timely re-evaluation, the contemporaneous Mono-ha movement, as well as experimentation in video, sound and performance are brought to bear on the Minimalist canon. This richly illustrated exhibition catalogue features essays by the exhibition curators and international contributors, along with conversations with artists, opening up a forum for contemporary readings of this dynamic, multivalent and pivotal movement.

 

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Minimalism: Space, Light and Object is an expansive global survey of the movement’s influential language of reductive forms, from its Abstract Expressionist colour field antecedents to Post-Minimalism, and how it continues to speak to artists today. In this timely re-evaluation, the contemporaneous Mono-ha movement, as well as experimentation in video, sound and performance are brought to bear on the Minimalist canon. This richly illustrated exhibition catalogue features essays by the exhibition curators and international contributors, along with conversations with artists, opening up a forum for contemporary readings of this dynamic, multivalent and pivotal movement.

Eugene Tan is Director of National Gallery Singapore. 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) and Reframing Modernism: Painting from Southeast Asia, Europe and Beyond (2016) at National Gallery Singapore. He also serves as a board member of the International Committee for Museums and Collections of Modern Art (CIMAM) and Museum of Contemporary Art Antwerp.

Russell Storer is Deputy Director (Curatorial & Collections) at National Gallery Singapore, where he has co-curated the exhibitions Between Worlds: Raden Saleh and Juan Luna, A Fact Has No Appearance and YAYOI KUSAMA: Life is the Heart of a Rainbow. He was previously Head of Asian and Pacific Art at Queensland Art Gallery / Gallery of Modern Art, Brisbane, Australia, where he was co-curator of the 6th, 7th and 8th Asia Pacific Triennials (2009, 2012, 2015), and curator of Cai Guo-Qiang: Falling Back to Earth (2013). Other exhibitions include the 3rd Singapore Biennale (co-curator, 2011), Simryn Gill: Gathering (MCA, Sydney, 2008) and Matthew Ngui: Points of View (MCA, Sydney, 2007). He writes regularly on Asian and Australian contemporary art.

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