FEBRUARY 12 - APRIL 24, 2022
Dan Flavin: untitled (to Barnett Newman) four, 1971,
Christoph Seibt Collection Contemporary Art, Hamburg
© Estate of Dan Flavin / VG Bild-
Kunst, Bonn 2022 / Photo: David
Zwirner Gallery, New York

Originating in the 1960s as a counter-movement to American Abstract Expressionism, Minimal Art encompassed a rebellion against any form of subjectivity, symbolism or illusionism in art.

The exhibition presents a selection of 17 outstanding iconic works by Carl Andre, Dan Flavin, Donald Judd, Sol LeWitt, Robert Morris, Imi Knoebel, Charlotte Posenenske, Gerold Miller, Frank Gerritz and Jeppe Hein. Such selection was based on the interplay between object, space and viewer as well as the idea of democratising art. In line with the aims of Minimal Art, the show explores variations in how individual object-like works are perceived by viewers, each piece being given ample space so that its visual effect can be fully appreciated. The paradigmatic selection conveys both the essential characteristics of Minimal Art and the signature features distinguishing the oeuvre of each artist.

A catalogue will be published with Hirmer Verlag to accompany the exhibition, including essays by Prof. Dr. Tobias Vogt, Director of the Institute of Art and Visual Culture at the University of Oldenburg, and Tatjana Schäfer, curator at the Pinakothek der Moderne in Munich.