In Talks With: Alex Turnbull, Estate of Kim Lim & Joleen Loh, National Gallery Singapore

“My concern is not so much with volume and mass, as with form, space, light, scale and a sense of rhythm; the last may seem an odd thing to mention in terms of sculptural qualities, but for me it is no less physical than the others – it is as real as pulse and breathing.” – Kim Lim.


Alex Turnbull (Estate of Kim Lim) and Joleen Loh (Assistant Curator, National Gallery Singapore) discussed the life and influences of Kim Lim, and how the artist both consented to and refused the parameters of Minimalism on her own terms. They will unpack her artistic development in the context of post-war Britain, and explore what it means to re-visit and re-evaluate Lim’s practice and legacy today.


This talk was held in conjunction of the exhibition Kim Lim: Sculpting Light (2018).