Sol LeWitt

Ben Akkerman

Monika Sosnowska

Marc Nagtzaam

Martijn Hendriks

Minimal Myth – Photo Lotte Stekelenburg

Larry Stuart Bell

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Minimal Myth

This summer the museum will be exhibiting a selection of trends from the sixties and seventies (such as Minimalism and the Dutch Nul movement), plus work by contemporary artists. ‘Minimal Myth’ is an exhibition that attempts to show the possible similarities in working methods adopted by these artists. The works are exhibited next to each other and this highlights the differences and initiates a confrontation between past and present. With icons such as Carl Andre, Mel Bochner, Jan Schoonhoven and Ad Dekkers.

Major works from the collection of Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen will be shown in the museum’s main Bodon Gallery, in relation to successful contemporary artists. ‘Minimal Myth’ juxtaposes the work of two generations, but avoids a historical perspective. The selected works highlight contradictions: a theoretical versus emotional approach, regularity versus irregularity, objectivity versus subjectivity, attention to detail versus an overall vision. The exhibition has been selected by Francesco Stocchi, the museum’s senior curator of modern and contemporary art.

Artists: Ben Akkerman, Carl Andre, Bernd & Hilla Becher, Larry Bell, Mel Bochner, Nicola Carrino, Marieta Chirulescu, Chris Cornish, Ad Dekkers, Ger van Elk, Dan Flavin, Lydia Gifford, Raphael Hefti, Martijn Hendriks, Nathan Hylden, Donald Judd, Nicholas Knight, Sol LeWitt, Robert Mangold, Brice Marden, François Morellet, Robert Morris, Marc Nagtzaam, Kenneth Noland, Nick Oberthaler, Tomas Rajlich, Kilian Rüthemann, Jan Schoonhoven, Monika Sosnowska, Peter Struycken, Oscar Tuazon, Giuseppe Uncini and Ned Vena.

Untill  September 16, 2012

Boijmans Van Beuningen, Rotterdam