Event: Commercial Alley Public Art Gallery, 2016
Opening: Saturday, August 27 from 6:00 to 9:00 pm
For the average person, Minimalism, a mid-20th century modernist genre, has a reputation for being coldly intellectual, abstract, or hard to understand. Why Can't Minimal, curated by John G. Hampton, both challenges and engages the critiques of minimalism. In his hands, art history is witty, candid and speculative.
The Victoria Composers Collective brings a musical spin to Why Can’t Minimal. The Victoria Composers Collective is a group of local composers and performers who are passionate about activating new music in Victoria and throughout the province. Inspired by the exhibition Why Can’t Minimal, they will create works that respond to particular works in the exhibition or highlight trends in minimalism in music. Because of the range of the musical voices in the VCC, this will be an evening of the new and unexpected.