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Installation view of Stephen Bram, Unstable painting, 1991/2022, ammonia, iodine and acrylic paint on canvas board, 406 × 305 mm. Courtesy of Guzzler.

Minimalist Melbourne Art

18 Nov 2023
White Trash Constructed Work (1995), Guzzler 20 Dec - 20 Dec 2022 Unstable Painting (1991), Guzzler 15 Oct - 17 Oct 2022 Working Models, Anna Schwartz Gallery 18 Mar - 15 Apr 2023 Light Weight / Light Well, Hyacinth 24 Mar - 14 Apr 2023 Coloured Constructed Work (1993), Sydney Sydney 24 Jun - 22 Jul 2023 TEMPLATE/SKETCH, CAVES 20 Oct - 1 Nov 2023 Humility Circuit, Asbestos 14 Aug - 4 Sep 2023 Mildura Atrocity Exhibition, NAP Contemporary 10 Feb - 10 Mar 2023 Round World, Sutton Gallery 20 Oct - 20 Nov 2023 Van Der Zande, ReadingRoom 31 Aug - 30 Sep 2023 Palermo was thinking of Monk, I was thinking of J. P. Melville in a thicket, 1301SW 11 Nov - 6 Dec 2023

An adjective and artistic movement, minimalism has had a profound impact on art history and culture globally. Its influence has waxed and waned over time, but it remains a twentieth-century archetype and symbol of modernity. Unsurprisingly, minimalism seems to be having a revival in our uncertain times. It is in one sense nostalgic, but today it is also taking on a new form.

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