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ZERO: Let Us Explore the Stars

De ZERO, Nul and related art.

The Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam brings an exhibition of the ZERO group starting in the summer of 2015. The exhibition has an international context and is part of a global program which include the Guggenheim Museum in New York and Martin Gropius Bau in Berlin.

The Stedelijk focuses on the trends in the movement and brings a historical catalog together with Martin Gropius Bau. In the 50s and 60s of the twentieth century The ZERO group experimented with the most innovative materials and media. After the war and the period of reconstruction, the artists associated with this international network wanted to give art a new future. The Stedelijk opened in 1962 its doors to the first museum presentation of the international network ZERO (ZERO, 1962). Three years later, the museum gave the space for a more detailed overview (Nul 1965); an exhibition that is considered one of the highlights in the history of the network. The Stedelijk is proud, exactly 50 years after the second ZERO exhibition, to present a historical overview of this innovative avant-garde.

Fire, light, movement, space, demonstrations and performances: the Stedelijk brings a historical overview of the innovative avant-garde ZERO. Among others, the exhibition shows works by herman de vries, Armando, Henk Peeters, Jan Schoonhoven, Jan Henderikse, Paul Van Hoeydonck, Daniel Spoerri, Heinz Mack, Günther Uecker, Otto Piene, Bernard Aubertin, Piero Manzoni, Lucio Fontana, Yves Klein, Jean Tinguely and Yayoi Kusama.