Po Po at National Gallery Singapore
16 Nov 2018
Red Cube by acclaimed Myanmar artist Po Po is now on view at National Gallery Singapore as part of their latest exhibition Minimalism: Space. Light. Object.
The work was exhibited at Yavuz Gallery’s 2015 solo show with the artist, Out of Myth, Onto_Logical, curated by Nathalie Johnston. Out of Myth, Onto_Logical was Po Po’s first solo exhibition outside of Myanmar, and since 1997.
Minimalism: Space. Light. Object. is an immense exhibition that presents the region’s first exhibition focusing on Minimalism. Led by the National Gallery Singapore and set across the gallery and ArtScience Museum, over 150 works explore the history and legacy of this groundbreaking art movement, which continues to influence a wide range of art forms and practitioners across the world today.
National Gallery Singapore’s exhibition explores the development of Minimal art and ideas from the 1950s to the present day, tracing its shift from painting to sculpture and then to spatial installations and immersive environments. It features works by some of the most significant artists of the past 70 years, including Mark Rothko (USA, 1903–1970), Donald Judd (USA, 1928–1994); Yayoi Kusama (Japan, 1929– ); Charlotte Posenenske (Germany, 1930–1985); Lee Ufan (Korea/Japan 1936– ); Olafur Eliasson (Denmark/Iceland, 1967– ); Anish Kapoor (India/UK 1954– ); Ai Weiwei (China, 1957– ); Po Po (Myanmar, 1957– ) as well as Singaporean artists Kim Lim (1936–1997) and Tang Da Wu (1943– ).
Image: Po Po, Red Cube, 1986, oil on canvas, paper collage and gneiss, 218 x 154 x 50 cm. Collection of National Gallery Singapore. Courtesy of the artist and Yavuz Gallery.