Minimalism: Space. Light. Object.

16 November 201814 April 2019

National Gallery Singapore: 1 St Andrew’s Road #01-01 Singapore 178957

Opening Hours: Sat – Thu 10am – 7pm; Fri 10am – 9pm.

ArtScience Museum: 6 Bayfront Ave, Singapore 018974

Opening Hours: 10am – 7pm daily.


Organised by National Gallery Singapore in collaboration with ArtScience Museum at Marina Bay Sands, Minimalism: Space. Light. Object. opens to the public from 16 November 2018. The five-month exhibition will be the first survey of Minimalist art held in Southeast Asia, and the first major Minimalism exhibition to include artists from this region as part of an expanded global perspective on the movement.

One of the most influential art movements of the 20th century, Minimalism offers a powerful new way of experiencing art. Rather than referencing the world outside, its simple forms invite us to contemplate what’s physically before us in the present moment. This fundamental shift was inspired by the questioning of the role of art during the 1960s amidst great social change. It spurred a search for new forms of consciousness, with important inspirations being Asian spirituality such as Zen Buddhism and the I Ching, and emerging ideas on perception.

Minimalism contributed to the transformation of how artists use materials and space, and how they involve the viewer. This has been fundamental to the development of contemporary art forms including installation and performance art.


Ticketed exhibition:
For Singapore residents and PRs: $15 (adult single entry to exhibition at National Gallery Singapore); $16 (adult single entry to ArtScience Museum); two-venue tickets start at $20 purchased from National Gallery Singapore. Ticket prices for tourists start at $19 (adult single entry to one exhibition at either venue). Concessionary rates available.