Suspecting that the visitor's senses will have been lulled by the palace's excessive grandeur, Corinna Thierolf, chief curator of the Pinakothek der Moderne, hopes to wake them by creating a viewing experience typical of minimalist art
, through which we are forced to stand back or move in closer.
The minimalist art
of Japanese flower arrangement can be traced back to the 6th century with the introduction of Buddhism in Japan from China.
The exhibit features minimalist art
works from renowned artists such as Mark Rothko and Donald Judd from the US, Yayoi Kusama from Japan, Charlotte Posenenske from Germany, Lee Ufan from Korea, Olafur Eliasson from Denmark, Anish Kapoor from India, Ai Weiwei from China, Po Po from Myanmar, Carmen Herrera from Cuba, Richard Long from the UK, Kim Lim, Jeremy Sharma, and Tang Da Wu from Singapore, among others.These cryptic installations, as minimalist art
goes, would make you think of their underlying meaning and significance to the artist, which then heightens your appreciation of their works of art.
Inside, the V90's cabin is a work of minimalist art
- simple, Scandinavian and smartly laid out, the dash dominated by a vertical tablet with its intuitive Sensus touchscreen control setup.
and music make an appearance at this point, too, most forcefully with consideration of guru-esque drone composer La Monte Young's abnegation of Western musical scales and structures.
Summary: Olivier Mosset: Abstraction coincides with the anniversary of the founding of BMPT, an acronym for the Paris-based minimalist art
collective formed in 1967
Primary Structures is one of the works in this grouping; this piece is based on a 1966 catalogue for the Minimalist Art
Exhibition at the Jewish Museum in New York.
The optical "effects" of her pictorial panels are, of course, indissociable from the resolutely process-oriented nature of the work, especially when the support/surface in question is her preferred white gesso: their perception is not "instantaneous" but gradual, and this durational aspect links Meppayil's practice to a regime of beholding imposed by Minimalist art
. (Process, moreover, is perforce temporal.) However disciplined the working protocol of embedding metal filaments, inevitably there is an element of chance or unpredictability in the application of the gesso on the wires (up to fifteen layers at a time) and in the subsequent sanding and polishing of the surface.
While it's easy to draw parallels between Judd's minimalist art
and the hotel's striking chalk-white boxy facade, the connection between Marfa, Judd, and Saint George is more complex.
The themes have run the gamut from poetry (learning how to write a diamond poem) to minimalism (looking at minimalist art
at the Milwaukee Art Museum) to simplicity (a tour of Amish farms in Southeastern Minnesota) to geology (naming rock formations at the Wisconsin Dells and Devils Lake State Park).
In fact, he was a huge devotee of minimalist art
, a type of art characterized by simplicity in form and content that enables the audience to view a composition more intensely by removing distractions of theme and personal expression.