Figures on a Ground. Perspectives on Minimal Art challenges obvious juxtapositions such as the universal vs. the personal; the rational vs. the emotional; calmness vs. hysteria, which have often been used as a vehicle to delineate Minimalism as an artistic approach that denies the external world. Self-referential and non-representative, the widespread use of mass-produced, standardised and industrial materials only further stressed this notion of human detachment. Breaking open this rigid and singular definition, the exhibition takes shape as an enticing amalgam of historic and contemporary approaches to Minimal art, including radical geometric abstract sculpture and hard-edge painting.
Fondation CAB is delighted to present Figures on a ground, a group show bringing together artists with approaches to Minimal art that defy or expand the associations generally attributed to the movement. In the exhibition, works of pioneering Minimalist artists are fused with contemporary practices that inscribe themselves in or question the movement.