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  • Christian Megert, Parede espelhada e móbile (Mirrored Wall and Mobile), 1963, mirrors, wood, thread. Installation view. From “Zero.”

    “ZERO”

    Pinacoteca do Estado / Estação Pinacoteca

    Arriving in São Paulo after stops in two other regional centers in Brazil, “ZERO” opened with a darkened gallery featuring three works by Otto Piene, in which volumetric forms housing electronic lamps cast a dance of light and shadow on the surrounding walls, owing to their static and rotating perforated surfaces. As a curatorial statement, this selection of work (which included the artist’s well-known Light Ballet, 1961) affirmed Piene’s statement in the first issue of ZERO, the official magazine of the eponymous Düsseldorf-based group, which he founded with Heinz Mack in 1958. He explains that

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