Contemporary Art Shows In July 2024 For Minimalist Art Lovers

The art summer month of July is here and with it comes a fine selection of great exhibitions for lovers of minimalist art. In New Canaan, the ARDEN + WHITE GALLERY invites you to a duo show by Franziska Reinbothe and Marisa Purcell, where the dynamic dialogue between stillness and movement can be explored. At the same time, the Untitled Void in Seoul shows how the two artists Maya Makino and Woo Byoung Yun deal with nature as a central theme in their work.

At the same time, the exhibition “Elements” is running at the &gallery in Edinburgh, showing the minimalist aesthetics of Jonathan Barber, David Quinn and Adam Taylor. In Basel, the Gagosian Gallery presents works by Donald Judd, while Edmund de Waal’s handmade porcelain vessels can be seen at the Max Hetzler Gallery in Berlin. Finally, the Hilde Vandaele Gallery in Watou offers a reflection on time and transformation in Jo Van Rijckeghem’s “ruimte aan de tijd”.

These are my favorites for this month. If you want to explore all shows, click here.

Franziska Reinbothe & Marisa Purcell: Through the veils
New Canaan, ARDEN + WHITE GALLERY

The ARDEN + WHITE GALLERY presents “Through The Veils”, the first US exhibition by the two artists Franziska Reinbothe and Marisa Purcell. Their works create a dynamic dialog that invites the viewer to explore the balance between stillness and movement. The exhibition runs until August 10, 2024.

More information: https://www.aesence.com/exhibition/franziska-reinbothe-marisa-purcell-through-the-veils/

Marisa Purcell, Morning Moments, 2024, acrylic, italian linen, 154 x 137 x 4 cm © The Artist, Image Courtesy ARDEN & WHITE
Marisa Purcell, Morning Moments, 2024, acrylic, italian linen, 154 x 137 x 4 cm © The Artist, Image Courtesy ARDEN & WHITE
Installation View of "Through The Veils" with Franziska Reinbothe and Marisa Purcell at ARDEN & WHITE © The artists, Image Courtesy ARDEN & WHITE
Installation View of “Through The Veils” with Franziska Reinbothe and Marisa Purcell at ARDEN & WHITE © The artists, Image Courtesy ARDEN & WHITE

Jo Van Rijckeghem: ‘ruimte aan de tijd‘
Watou, Hilde Vandaele Gallery

Galerie Hilde Vandaele presents the solo show “Ruimte aan de tijd” by Jo Van Rijckeghem until the end of July. The exhibition offers a deep reflection on the passing of time and the stories that materials tell.

Van Rijckeghem explores the visual history of transformation with his abstract sculptures. To do so, the artist uses weathered and used materials, such as wooden planks from dilapidated buildings and parts of old furniture that already have their own history.

More information: https://www.aesence.com/exhibition/jo-van-rijckeghem-ruimte-aan-de-tijd/


Elements: Jonathan Barber, David Quinn & Adam Taylor
Edinburgh, &gallery

The &gallery in Edinburgh is showing a group exhibition of works by the artists Jonathan Barber, David Quinn and Adam Taylor. All three artists share a minimalist expression that aims to highlight essential elements and promote deeper contemplation. In their works, the artists explore themes such as form, light, time and landscape, often using a reduced color spectrum and abstract compositions.

More information coming soon!


Edmund de Waal: Letters home
Berlin, Galerie Max Hetzler

Galerie Max Hetzler presents letters home, a solo exhibition by Edmund de Waal in Berlin. De Waal is known for his installations of handmade porcelain vessels that embody human narratives and emotions. This exhibition includes new vitrines as well as the largest freestanding clay vessels the artist has ever created.

More Information: https://www.aesence.com/exhibition/edmund-de-waal-letters-home/

Installation View of Edmund de Waal: Letters home at Galerie Max Hetzler Berlin 2024, Image Courtesy the gallery, Photography by Holger Niehaus/def image
Installation View of Edmund de Waal: Letters home at Galerie Max Hetzler Berlin 2024, Image Courtesy the gallery, Photography by Holger Niehaus/def image

Donald Judd
Basel, Gagosian

The Gagosian Gallery in Basel is presenting an exhibition of works by Donald Judd. The show centers on ten one-piece wall pieces created in Switzerland between 1987 and 1991. Judd’s radical art and way of thinking shaped the visual style of the late twentieth century and continue to influence artists, architects and designers worldwide. His works are characterized by their physical presence and independence from metaphors and illusions, which makes them closely linked to the here and now.

More information: https://www.aesence.com/exhibition/donald-judd-gagosian-2024/


Plus & Minus: Maya Makino and Woo Byoung Yun
Seoul, The Untitled Void

The duo exhibition “PLUS & MINUS” at The Untitled Void gallery presents works by artists Maya Makino and Woo Byoung Yun, who both deal with nature as a central theme. The exhibition shows their different approaches: Makino relies on the principle of “addition” and superimposes lost memories in her characteristic color, indigo blue, in subtle layers that evoke tactile sensations.

Woo Byoung Yun uses the principle of “subtraction” by piling up layers of plaster and paint and then scraping lines into the surface, combining painting and sculpture. The works of both artists invite visitors to delve deeper into the emotions and senses of the artists.

More information: https://www.aesence.com/exhibition/maya-makino-woo-byoung-yun-plus-minus/

Installation view of "Plus & Minus" with Maya Makino and Woo Byoung yun at The Untitled Void © The Artists, Image Courtesy The Untitled Void
Installation view of “Plus & Minus” with Maya Makino and Woo Byoung yun at The Untitled Void © The Artists, Image Courtesy The Untitled Void

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