The Pierre Lorinet Collection: from Western minimalism to Asian political abstraction
For the first time, The Pierre Lorinet Collection: from Western minimalism to Asian political abstraction brings together a group of important contemporary artworks featuring Ai Weiwei, Josef Albers, Carl Andre, Chen Zhen, Dan Flavin, Donald Judd, Yayoi Kusama, Lee Ufan, Sol LeWitt, Liu Wei, Nam June Paik, Haim Steinbach, and Haegue Yang. Presenting works collected by the Pierre Lorinet Collection over a decade, the exhibition bridges the founders of Minimalism and some of the most prominent 21st century Asian artists, whose practices are shaped by the history of Modernism and Asian political or philosophical concepts.
Since beginning his collection in 2012 with a focus on Minimalism, Pierre Lorinet challenged his relationship to art by choosing to find and experience emotions within radicality. Moving the collection to Singapore a few years later, the acquisition broadens to include artists with Asian origins, who are or had been influenced by Minimalism in various ways.
Credits: Nam June Paik, Sister, 1998. Collection of Pierre Lorinet
Curatorial Advisor: Edward Mitterrand