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

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

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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