ZERO: Countdown to Tomorrow, 1950s–60s

10th October 2014 – 7th January 2015

Guggenheim, New York

Guggenheim will present the first large-scale historical survey dedicated to the ZERO Group, a movement that was founded in Germany in 1957 by Heinz Mack and Otto Piene. Otto Piene described the world “zero” as “a zone of silence and of pure possibilities for a new beginning”. The exhibition will feature more than 40 artists from 10 countries, the exhibition explores the experimental practices developed by this extensive ZERO network of artists, whose work anticipated aspects of Land art, Minimalism, and Conceptual art. 

Featuring the works by Heinz Mack, Otto Piene, Christian Megert, Günther Uecker along with ZERO’s international network of like-minded artists from Europe, Japan, and North and South America—including Lucio Fontana, Yves Klein, Yayoi Kusama, Piero Manzoni, Almir Mavignier, Jan Schoonhoven, and Jesús Rafael Soto among others.

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