ZERO Movement: Countdown to Tomorrow at the Guggenheim

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The New York Guggenheim Museum presents Countdown to Tomorrow: The International Zero Network, 1950s-60s from October 10, 2014 through January 7, 2015. This comprehensive historical exhibit will be shown for the first time in the United States and is devoted to the German art movement, ZERO.

The ZERO movement was created by Otto Piene and Heinz Mack, in 1957, and in 1961, Gunther Uecker joined the progressive group. The ZERO movement was an international network of like-minded European artists that shared the same aspirations to transform and redefine art in the aftermath of the Second World War.

The notion of the term “ZERO” happened after months of searching for the right expression. ZERO indicated a “zone of silence and pure possibilities.” It stood for a fresh start similar to a rocket countdown, when the rocket takes off on “zero.”

The members embarked on

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