Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam brings ZERO
The Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam announced that they will bring an exhibition on the ZERO group from 4 July to November 8, 2015. The exhibition is part of a worldwide ZERO program that include the Guggenheim Museum in New York, one of the largest expos. The Stedelijk focuses on the trends in the movement and wil publish a historical catalog.
In the 50s and 60s of the twentieth century, the ZERO group experimented with the most innovative materials and media. After the heavy war years and the lean 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, it made space for a more detailed overview (Nul 1965); an exhibition that is seen by many as one of the highlights in the history of the movement.
The City is now also 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. With work from Herman de Vries, Armando, Henk Peeters, Jan Schoonhoven, Jan Henderikse, Paul Van Hoeydonck, Heinz Mack, Günther Uecker, Otto Piene, Bernard Aubertin, Piero Manzoni, Lucio Fontana, Yves Klein, Jean Tinguely, Yayoi Kusama and others.