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Minimalism Redux
Minimalism Redux
In conjunction with "Minimalism. Space. Light. Object.", leading experimental music figure Margaret Leng Tan presented a concert marathon of Minimalist music titled "MINIMALISM REDUX" in January 2019. Here she shares the inspiration behind the full-length concert.
Roof Response to Danh Vo’s Ng Teng Fong Roof Garden Commission
Roof Response to Danh Vo’s Ng Teng Fong Roof Garden Commission
Sadiah Boonstra reflects on three dance responses to Danh Vo’s sculptural installation on the Gallery’s rooftop. It was the first public programme for the inaugural Ng Teng Fong Roof Garden Commission series.
Vietnamese Lacquer Painting: Between Materiality and History
Vietnamese Lacquer Painting: Between Materiality and History
Written to accompany the 2017 exhibition "Radiant Material: A Dialogue in Vietnamese Lacquer Painting", this essay discusses conceptual shifts in Vietnamese lacquer painting, as seen in the work of Nguyễn Gia Trí and Phi Phi Oanh, the two artists featured in the exhibition.
Yayoi Kusama’s Late Requiem for the Now
Yayoi Kusama’s Late Requiem for the Now
This essay, written to accompany the 2017 retrospective exhibition "YAYOI KUSAMA: Life is the Heart of a Rainbow", considers the meaning of Kusama's art in today's world, as an artist who resists easy categorisation, balancing positions of self-obliteration and self-promotion.