Minimalism and more
View into the collection #3
In addition to the exhibition “Dóra Maurer. SO SEHEN UND ANDERS SEHEN”, we are showing works of minimal art and conceptual art from our own collection. These art movements, which emerged in the USA in the 1960s, form a focal point of the Kunsthalle Bielefeld’s collection. They are characterized by a reduction to elementary forms, adherence to mathematical laws and an emphasis on concept, idea, sequence and process. American representatives of this abstract formal language include Dan Flavin, Ellsworth Kelly, Sol LeWitt and Louise Nevelson. With a selection of multiples by the sculptor and draughtsman Ulrich Rückriem, we are juxtaposing these with a German artist who has been pursuing similar approaches since the late 1960s. We also present the work “Thema und Variationen I (Sprung)” by photographer Gottfried Jäger, created between 1960 and 1965, an important work that led to the founding of Generative Photography in Bielefeld in 1968.