- 14 May 2021 - 02 Oct 2021
x_minimal (across minimal) is a cross over survey of minimalistic tendencies from the late 70s until today. Each of the selected artists has developed a signature style, which distinguishes his work as an independent artistic position.
Despite all differences between the single artists in terms of media, form of expression and background they connect or react with/to each other, and share in minimalism a common ground. Essays on minimalism often begin with a discourse on its problematic definition. The difficulty in finding a widely accepted name points to a core problem of this art: it involves the most diverse theories and media and has never existed as a uniform body. The American art historian James Meyer therefore proposes to understand this movement as a “practical field” and “critical debate” whose main goal is to create an art that is up to the demands of its time.
With works by: John M Armleder, Monica Bonvicini, Martin Boyce, Valentin Carron, Andrew Dadson, N. Dash, Philippe Decrauzat, Francesco De Prezzo, Gardar Eide Einarsson, Manuel Fois, Liam Gillick, Fernanda Gomes, Francesco João, Tarik Kiswanson, Alicja Kwade, Beth Letain, Meuser, Gerold Miller, Olivier Mosset, Gerwald Rockenschaub, Monika Sosnowska, Blair Thurman, Tatiana Trouvé, Franz Erhard Walther, and Heimo Zobernig. The exhibition is curated by Friederike Nymphius.
John M Armleder, Untitled (FS), 1998. Photo Credits: Roberto Marossi.