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MINIMALISM SYMPOSIUM

23 March 2019, Saturday | 2pm – 5.30pm
Expression Gallery, Level 4
Admission is free on a first-come-first-served basis.

Firmly established in the lexicon of twentieth century art, the impact and influences of Minimalism are felt to this day, bringing about ongoing and compelling discourses as each generation of artists mines its form.

Organised as a programme of Minimalism: Space. Light. Object. at ArtScience Museum, this symposium discusses Minimalism as a cross-arts phenomenon by addressing the rich terrain of intersections, and encourages new thoughts about the role and influence of Minimalism on performative practices.

Visitors to the Minimalism Symposium will also enjoy complimentary entry to Minimalism: Space. Light. Object. exhibition from 5pm on 23 March.

Please refer to our Facebook event page for more details.

Speakers include:

- Adrian George, Associate Director of Exhibitions at ArtScience Museum and co-curator of Minimalism: Space. Light. Object at ArtScience Museum
- Jennifer Ray Burris, Assistant Professor in Curatorial Practice at NTU School of Art, Design and Media
- Susan Sentler, Lecturer in Dance at LASALLE College of the Arts, and initiator of the Enfold performance in Minimalism: Space. Light. Object on 26 January 2019
- Wesley Goatley, Sound artist and co-editor of The Sound Room Reader, a companion publication for Minimalism: Space. Light. Object.
- Adeline Wong, Musician and composer, who has a composition in The Sound Room in Minimalism: Space. Light. Object
- Lionel Tan, Musician, member of T'ang Quartet violist, and participant of ArtScience Late on 21 March 2019
- Mervin Wong, Composer and participant of ArtScience Late on 21 March 2019

Programme Schedule:         

2.00pm - 2.10pm: Opening note by Honor Harger (Executive Director of ArtScience Museum)
2.10pm - 2.35pm: Adrian George (Associate Director of Exhibitions at ArtScience Museum)
2.35pm - 3.00pm: Jennifer Ray Burris (Assistant Professor in Curatorial Practice at NTU School of Art, Design and Media)
3.00pm - 3.25pm: Susan Sentler (Lecturer in Dance at LASALLE College of the Arts)
3.25pm - 3.40pm: Panel Q&A with Adrian George, Jennifer Ray Burris and Susan Sentler, moderated by Honor Harger
3.40pm - 3.55pm: Coffee/tea break
3.55pm - 4.20pm: Wesley Goatley (sound artist and researcher in Critical Data Aesthetics)
4.20pm - 4.45pm: Adeline Wong (lecturer in Composition at YST Conservatory of Music)
4.45pm - 5.10pm: Lionel Tan (T'ang Quartet violist and Associate Professor of Viola at YST Conservatory of Music) and Mervin Wong (composer/producer)
5.10pm - 5.25pm: Panel Q&A with Wesley Goatley, Adeline Wong, Lionel Tan and Mervin Wong, moderated by Honor Harger
5.30pm: End of programme

Click here for speakers’ profile pictures.

*Please note that the schedule may be subject to change.

Minimalism: Space. Light. Object. marks a first-time collaboration between ArtScience Museum and National Gallery Singapore. Over 130 artworks - many being shown in Singapore for the first time - are set across the two sites exploring the history and legacy of this groundbreaking art movement.

Minimalism Symposium unfolds across ArtScience Museum and National Gallery Singapore between 21 March and 23 March, starting with a performance by T’ang Quartet, Mervin Wong and Open Score Project at ArtScience Late on 21 March and extending into a series of talks presented at both venues on 22–23 March. 

For more information of the talks, please click here

MINIMALISM: SPACE. LIGHT. OBJECT

PUBLIC GUIDED TOURS

English Public Guided Tours
Sunday 3, 10, 17 & 24 February | 11.30am - 12.30pm
Family Friday 08 & 29 March, 05 & 12 April | 3.00pm - 4.00pm
Saturday 09 & 30 March, 06 & 13 April | 5.00pm - 6.00pm
Sunday 10 & 31 March, 07 & 14 April | 5.00pm - 6.00pm
Venue: Exhibition Entrance, Level 3

Mandarin Public Guided Tours
Saturday 16 & 23 February, 2, 9, 16, 23 & 30 March | 4.00pm - 5.00pm
Sunday 17 & 24 February, 3, 10, 17, 24 and 31 March | 4.00pm - 5.00pm
Venue: Exhibition Entrance, Level 3

Japanese Public Guided Tour
Saturday 23 March | 10.30am – 11.30am
Venue: Exhibition Entrance, Level 3

Join us as we discover more about 20th century’s most influential art movement. These tours will encourage visitors to think thoroughly and reflect on our understanding on Minimalism today.

*Complimentary to ticket-holders of Minimalism: Space. Light. Object. Up to 25 participants on a first-come, first-served basis.

SENSORY TOUR
Family Friday 15 & 22 March | 3pm - 3.45pm
Saturday 16 & 23 March | 5pm - 5.45pm
Sunday 17 & 24 March | 5pm - 5.45pm
Venue: Exhibition Entrance, Level 3

Experience the exhibition differently through touch objects, detailed descriptions and other sensory activities. The tour is developed for visitors inclusive of those who require special assistance, but available to all.

*Complimentary to ticket-holders of Minimalism: Space. Light. Object.

PROGRAMMES AND WORKSHOPS

MAKE YOUR OWN SUN GOGGLES
Family Friday 8, 22 March & 5 April | 4.30pm - 5.30pm
Venue: Rainbow Room Basement 2

Look through the eyes of artist Olafur Eliasson and experiment with light, colour and shapes - three elements which he uses in his art installations -  and create your own sun goggles!

*$5 per participant. Up to 20 participants on a first-come, first-served basis.

INK: PAINTING WITH MUSIC AND STONES
Saturday 9 & 30 March, 6 & 13 April | 1.30pm – 3.30pm
Venue: The Sun, Basement 1

Led by contemporary ink artist Yeo Shih Yun, participants will paint with Chinese ink while listening to music and the element of chance while making drawings with stones.

*$15 per participant. Up to 20 participants on a first-come, first-served basis.

MAKE YOUR OWN MINIMAL ART PRINT
Family Friday 15, 29 March & 12 April | 4.30pm - 5.30pm
Venue: The Sun, Basement 1

Channel your inner Herrera and design a minimalist print using visual elements such as colour, shape and form. Have a play with composition, size and placement to achieve a visually interesting work of art to bring home.

*$5 per participant. Up to 20 participants on a first-come, first-served basis.

EXPRESS YOURSELF: SOUNDS
Wednesday 20 March l 4.30pm - 5.30pm
Venue: The Sun, Basement 1

Respond to different types of minimalist music by using sound as a medium to create a composition on canvas.

*$5 per participant. Up to 20 participants on a first-come, first-served basis.

MAKE YOUR OWN MINIMAL ART TOTE BAG
Thursday 21 March | 4.30pm – 5.30pm
Venue: The Sun, Basement 1

Channel your inner Herrera and design a minimalist work of art on a tote bag using visual elements such as colour, shape and form. Have a play with composition, size and placement to achieve a visually interesting work of art to bring home.

*$5 per participant. Up to 20 participants on a first-come, first-served basis.

Click here to book our workshops. 

 



Programmes