ZERO: Countdown to Tomorrow, 1950s–60s


Illustration from ZERO Vol. 3, 1961, by Heinz Mack, © 2013 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York/VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn.

Exhibition, Guggenheim, New York, USA, 10 october 2014 - 7 january 2015.
Dedicated to the German artist group Zero (1957–1966) founded by Heinz Mack and Otto Piene and joined in 1961 by Günther Uecker, ZERO defines an international network of like-minded artists from Europe, Japan, and North and South America, who shared the group’s aspiration to transform and redefine art in the aftermath of World War II. Featuring more than 30 artists from nine countries, the exhibition explores the experimental practices developed by this extensive network of artists, whose work anticipated aspects of Land art, Minimalism, and Conceptual art. ZERO encompasses a diverse range of media, including painting, sculpture, works on paper, installations, and archival materials such as publications and photographic and filmic documentation.