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Minimal Myth

from June 2 2012 until September 16 2012

Minimal Myth, photo: Lotte Stekelenburg Jan Schoonhoven, R 74 - 9, 1974, painted papier-mâché, collection Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen Marc Nagtzaam, Death Disco, 2008, pencil on paper, 58,4 x 40,7 cm, courtesy of the artist, Projecte SD, Barcelona and Barbara Seiler Galerie, Zürich Minimal Myth, photo: Lotte Stekelenburg Donald Judd, Galvanized Iron 17 January 1973, 1973, galvanised iron, loan: Rijksdienst voor het  Cultureel Erfgoed 1979 Minimal Myth, photo: Lotte Stekelenburg Minimal Myth, photo: Lotte Stekelenburg Martijn Hendriks, Earth Speed (2), 2012, ceramic and UV pigments, circa 60 x 90 x 2 cm, courtesy of the artist and Galerie Martin van Zomeren, Amsterdam Minimal Myth, photo: Lotte Stekelenburg Carl Andre, Forty-Ninth Steel Cardinal, 1974, Loan: Rijksdienst voor het Cultureel Erfgoed 1979 Minimal Myth, photo: Lotte Stekelenburg Sol LeWitt, Photogrid 1, 1977, photo (colour) on board, collection Museum Boijmans Van  Beuningen Peter Struycken, Computerstructure 4A 1969, 1969, enamel on perspex, collection Museum  Boijmans Van Beuningen Minimal Myth, photo: Lotte Stekelenburg Monica Sosnowska, Deck, 2010, steel and paint, 154,9 x 104,1 x 185,4 cm, private collection, courtesy of the artist and Hauser & Wirth, New York Nick Oberthaler, No Structured Narrative III, photo: Bruno Klomfar, courtesy: Nick Oberthaler and Galerie Emanuel Layr, Vienna, Private collection Minimal Myth, photo: Lotte Stekelenburg

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

The participating artists include 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.

Publication

For this exhibition, a publication is available with contributions of Marieta Chirulescu, Chris Cornish, Nathan Hylden, Nicholas Knight, Marc Nagtzaam, Nick Oberthaler en Ned Vena.These artists, all participating in the exhibition were asked to present a subjective view of the exhibition in catalogue form. The publication is composed by Francesco Stocchi and is available in the museum shop (limited edition).