Minimal Art
Bodies in Space
12.2. — 24.4.2022

Dan Flavin: untitled (to Barnett Newman) four, 1971, Christoph Seibt Collection Contemporary Art, Hamburg © Estate of Dan Flavin / VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2022 / Foto: David Zwirner Gallery, New York
Exhibition view: Minimal Art. Bodies in space, Photo: Ulrich Perrey
Exhibition view: Minimal Art. Bodies in space, Photo: Ulrich Perrey

Minimal Art
Bodies in Space

12.2. — 24.4.2022

Primary structures, the use of industrially manufactured materials and a high degree of surface aesthetics are the hallmarks of Minimal Art, which emerged in the USA in the early 1960s. The exhibition at the Bucerius Kunst Forum examines the sensual side of Minimalism. Perception that changes through the viewers’ movements in space, different lighting moods or spatially expansive objects show Minimal Art as an art that can be felt and experienced by everyone.

The Bucerius Kunst Forum presents in its exhibition Minimal Art. Bodies in Space outstanding works by the pioneers of this art movement in the 1960s in the USA alongside German and contemporary positions. In line with the aims of Minimal Art, the show explores individual variations in how viewers perceive object-like works in space. This approach revisits the idea of democratising art by creating artworks that can be experienced and understood equally well by everyone, without prior knowledge.

The exhibition features works by Carl Andre, Dan Flavin, Donald Judd, Sol LeWitt, Robert Morris, Imi Knoebel, Charlotte Posenenske, Gerold Miller, Frank Gerritz und Jeppe Hein. The paradigmatic selection conveys both the essential characteristics of Minimal Art and the signature features distinguishing the oeuvre of each artist.

The works are on loan from important German museums as well as private collections such as the Christoph Seibt Collection Contemporary Art, Hamburg.

The exhibition is sponsored by


daily 11:00 am — 7:00 pm
thursday 11:00 am — 9:00 pm

Labor Day: 11:00 am — 7:00 pm
Ascension Day: 11:00 am — 9:00 pm
Whit Monday: 11:00 am — 7:00 pm

Ticket info 
Adults: 12 Euro
Reduced: 6 Euro
Tuesdays (except holidays): 6 Euro


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More about the exhibition

Exhibition catalog
In the exhibition catalog you can learn more about the art movement Minimal Art on 120 pages.

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Interview about the exhibition on YouTube
In 3 videos Kathrin Baumstark brings you closer to the concept, the artists, the works shown and the exhibition architecture.

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6 Piano Pieces for Sebastian Knauer
Musical video series in the exhibition.

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Art for "Zuhausebleiber:innen"
With the free painting and craft instructions, you can discover the world of the artists:inside from our exhibitions with your children and create colorful works of art.

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Minimal Art
Bodies in Space

Exhibition Catalog

Editors Kathrin Baumstark and Andreas Hoffmann
Texts by Daria Dittmeyer-Hössl, Katrin Dyballa, Tatjana Schäfer, Lukas Schepers, Tobias Vogt
Description 120 pages, with images of works from the exhibition
Publishing company Hirmer Verlag, Munich
Price in the exhibition 29,90 euro

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