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Where to see Op Art and Minimalism

Whether it’s the striking polka dots of a dalmatian, the zig-zagged fur of a zebra, or the chess board of the Queen’s Gambit: black and white make for the most stunning visual contrasts. It comes as no surprise then, that artists are particularly drawn to this dramatic color combination!

If our latest episode ‘Opposites Attract: Black & White Stories’ left you wanting more, we’ve got just the Art Fix for you. Prepare to get up close and personal with the dizzying illusions of Op Art, and monumental monochromes of Minimalism with this extensive list of exhibitions and artworks curated specifically for you. Artists like Bridget Riley, Victor Vasarely, Rosemarie Castoro and more are guaranteed to keep you on your toes!


Victor Vasarely | Fondation Vasarely Museum, Aix en Provence

Starting off strong with the father of Op Art, Hungarian artist Victor Vasarely. You can find museums dedicated to his work in Aix en Provence and Budapest.

Bridget Riley | Hammer Gallery, Los Angeles 

  • Exhibition ‘Bridget Riley Drawings: From the Artist’s Studio’
  • Until 28 May ‘23 
  • hammer.ucla.edu

Trace back to the origins of Riley’s famous Op Art works with this exclusive collection of drawings. Bonus: the gallery entry is free of charge!

Selected Op Artists | Tate Britain, London

  • Prints and Drawings Rooms 
  • Ongoing or view by appointment
  • Tate.org.uk

View Vasarely and Riley hanging alongside each other – a match made in heaven!

M.C. Escher | Escher Museum x Kunstmuseum, The Hague 

Happy Birthday M.C. Escher! In 2023, Escher would have turned 125 years old, and for this special anniversary, the Escher in the Palace Museum and the Kunstmuseum The Hague have curated several exciting exhibitions. 


Rosemarie Castoro | Whitechapel Gallery, London

  • Exhibition ‘Action, Gesture, Performance: Feminism, the Body and Abstraction’
  • Until 7 May ‘23
  • whitechapelgallery.org

The American minimalist and conceptual artist is finally getting the recognition she deserves in this exhibition, where she finds her rightful place among other female avant-garde artists. 

Acquavella Gallery, New York

The stunning architecture of the Acquavella Gallery in New York provides a perfect backdrop for this special collection of Minimalist sculpture.

The Venet Foundation | Le Muy, France

The sculpture park of the Venet Foundation features over 30 monumental sculptures, including Bernar Venet’s own works, as well as a Skyspace by James Turrell, a chapel by Frank Stella, and spectacular works by Sol LeWitt, Anish Kapoor and Richard Long! A must-see this summer. 

Arte Povera | Magazzino Italian Art, Cold Springs NY

Experience Italian art and artists in the state of New York!

Dia Beacon | Beacon, New York

  • Various minimalist artists in long-term view
  • Ongoing
  • diaart.org

Marvel at the most famous Minimalist artists, among the likes of Sol Lewit, Donald Judd, Jo Baer and more. 

Artists From Our Episode ‘Opposites Attract – Black & White’

Kazimir Malevich | MoMA, New York

  • Permanent Collection, Floor 5, 507
  • Ongoing
  • Moma.org

This precursor of minimalist art is a must-see while visiting the MoMA. 

Georgia O’Keeffe | MoMA, New York 

  • Exhibition ‘To See Takes Time’
  • 9 April – 12 August 2023
  • Moma.org

The famous feminist artist that we featured not once, but twice in our past two episodes is getting her own retrospective at the MoMA, with particular focus on her pastel and watercolor works on paper.

Loris Cecchini | Commanderie de Peyrassol

Experience Cecchini’s infamous “Arborexence” from 2021 IRL. 

Anish Kapoor | Tribeca, New York City

Just when we thought this artist couldn’t surprise us more, he unveils a new ‘bean’ in Manhattan

Anish Kapoor Foundation | Palazzo Manfrin, Venice

After the Venice Biennale in 2022, the Palazzo Manfrin has now been repurposed as the permanent location of the Anish Kapoor Foundation, with some of the artist’s most important works. 

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