Buddhist philosophies on repetition in life and death influence Tatsuo Miyajima’s Mega Death (1999/2016), an installation of LED counters and light sensors that occupies one entire room of the National Gallery of Singapore. Gerard Byrne’s 2010 film A thing is a hole in a thing it is not also questions our perceptions of the passage of time, and directly addresses the discourse of Minimalism in history through a series of dramatised vignettes. This work is on view at the ArtScience Museum alongside Anish Kapoor’s small-scale sculptures in primary coloured pigment, and canvases by Carmen Herrera.
The exhibition is on view until April 2019. Find more information on the Minimalism: Space. Light. Object. website.
Image: Tatsuo Miyajima, Mega Death, 1999/2016. © Domus Collection and Tatsuo Miyajima; courtesy Tatsuo Miyajima and Museum of Contemporary Art Australia; photo by Alex Davies.