FEMALE ARTISTS BREAK NEW GROUND

A new high 20 years after death

A new display at Tate Britain shines the spotlight on the raw, playful yet minimalist works of the late Singapore-born Kim Lim

Born in Singapore in 1936, artist Kim Lim (above, in her studio with the 1959 work, Abacus) was both a sculptor and printmaker.
Born in Singapore in 1936, artist Kim Lim (above, in her studio with the 1959 work, Abacus) was both a sculptor and printmaker.PHOTO: COURTESY OF THE ESTATE OF KIM LIM
Lim's Sphinx sculpture (1959, above) will be among the works on display in the exhibition, Kim Lim: Carving And Printing, at Tate Britain (top). Born in Singapore in 1936, artist Kim Lim (above, in her studio with the 1959 work, Abacus) was both a sc
Her works included Segment (1988, left) and Kudah (1989, right), seen here in Camden Square, London.PHOTO: COURTESY OF THE ESTATE OF KIM LIM
Lim's Sphinx sculpture (1959, above) will be among the works on display in the exhibition, Kim Lim: Carving And Printing, at Tate Britain (top). Born in Singapore in 1936, artist Kim Lim (above, in her studio with the 1959 work, Abacus) was both a sc
Lim’s Sphinx sculpture (1959, above) will be among the works on display in the exhibition, Kim Lim: Carving And Printing, at Tate Britain.PHOTO: COURTESY OF THE ESTATE OF KIM LIM

Two decades after her death, Singapore-born sculptor and printmaker Kim Lim may finally be getting the recognition she deserves.

Lim, known for her minimalist art, has always been well-regarded as an artist.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on September 08, 2020, with the headline 'A new high 20 years after death'. Print Edition | Subscribe