Another great museum outing in New York. If you’re in the City through the holiday season, don’t miss Zero at the famous NYC museum for modern art, the Guggenheim, on view through January 7, 2015. Perfect for art fans or history buffs! Or… anyone wishing for a little break from all the holiday festivities.
< Our own Globe Bleu VP Marina Preston recently visited with her family and was completely intrigued.
ZERO: Countdown to Tomorrow, 1950s–60s, is the first large-scale survey in the United States dedicated to the
German artists’ group Zero (1957–66) founded by Heinz Mack and Otto Piene and joined in 1961 by Günther Uecker, and ZERO, 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.
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. The exhibition is organized around points of intersection, exchange, and collaboration that defined these artists’ shared history.
Among the themes explored are the establishment of new definitions of painting (such as the monochrome, serial structures, and fire and smoke paintings); the introduction of movement and light as both formal and idea-based aspects of art; the use of space as subject and material; the interrogation of the relationship between nature, technology, and humankind; and the production of live actions or demonstrations.