Düsseldorf

Düsseldorf

Zero

Museum Kunstpalast
Ehrenhof 4-5
April 9–July 9, 2006

Curated by Lorand Hegyi, Jean-Hubert Martin, Heike van den Valentyn, and Mattijs Visser

Time again to revisit Group Zero? The concerns of this midcentury minimovement, which caught the current of early ’60s European investigations into “environments” and kineticism, seem to come under scrutiny every few years, but this exhibition promises something more than the usual retread of Heinz Mack, Otto Piene, and Günther Uecker. Instead, “Zero” looks at their influences (with some three hundred works by nearly fifty artists, from members of Gutaï to Pol Bury, Hans Haacke, Daniel Spoerri, and, of course, Yves Klein) and organizes the works largely according to theme (light, vibration, etc.). Whether the survey will conclusively define Group Zero remains to be seen, but it should at least contextualize its neo-Dada work.

Travels to the Musée d’Art Moderne, Saint-Etienne, Sept. 15, 2006–Jan. 15, 2007.