Hartmut Böhm in The Art of Zero, Neuberger Museum of Art, Purchase, NY

The Art of Zero, Neuberger Museum of Art, Purchase, NY

In the late 1950s Düsseldorf-based artists Heinz Mack and Otto Piene debuted their vision of a new aesthetic that attempted to re-harmonize the relationship between humankind and nature in the wake of the devastation of World War II. In a deliberate move away from Expressionism, they proposed starting with a clean slate to create a “new art for a new age.”

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Mark Dagley, Gabriele Evertz & Gilbert Hsiao in Buzz, Curated by Vik Muniz, Galeria Nara Roesler, Sao Paolo, Brazil

Gabriele Evertz, Four Grays Plus The Spectrum, 2011, Acrylic on canvas, 68 x 68 inches, MINUS SPACE

Buzz, Curated by Vik Muniz, Galeria Nara Roesler, Sao Paolo, Brazil
Featuring Mark Dagley, Gabriele Evertz, Michelle Grabner & Gilbert Hsiao

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Heinz Mack: Early Metal Reliefs 1957-1967, Sperone Westwater, New York, NY

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Heinz Mack, Licht-Glas, 1969 Plexiglas, glass, aluminum, and wood 22 x 27 x 4 inches January 7 – February 19, 2011 Sperone Westwater is pleased to announce the first survey of Heinz Mack’s early metal reliefs (1957 – 1967). Together with fellow German artist Otto Piene, Mack co-founded the ZERO group in 1957, which sought a renewal in art amidst the ruins of post-war Germany. Created in the formative years of ZERO, Mack’s metal reliefs […]

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Jan Schoonhoven: Drawings, Peter Freeman Gallery, new York, NY

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Jan Schoonhoven, Untitled, 1979 tusche on paper 38 3/4 x 25 inches November 4 – December 23, 2010 Peter Freeman, Inc. is pleased to present an exhibition of drawings by the Dutch artist Jan Schoonhoven (1914-1994). The artist’s first solo show in the United States in over ten years, the exhibition is comprised of thirty-seven drawings done between 1974 and 1991. Schoonhoven made drawings throughout his career. His drawings were a counterpoint to the cardboard […]

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Otto Piene: Light Ballet and Fire Paintings, 1960-1967, Sperone Westwater Gallery, New York, NY

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Installation view April 6 – May 22, 2010 Sperone Westwater is pleased to present a solo exhibition of Otto Piene’s historical Light Ballet sculptures and Fire Paintings from 1960 to 1967. Piene created these works during the prime years of the ZERO movement, which he founded with artist Heinz Mack (and later Günther Uecker) in Düsseldorf in 1957. Reacting to the personally charged post-war expressionism in Germany, the ZERO group banished psychological expression in their […]

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Pictures about Pictures: Discourses in Painting from Albers to Zobernig, Museum Moderner Kunst, Vienna, Austria

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Poul Gernes, Zielscheibenbild / Target B, 1966-68 Opening: March 25, 2010 Curated by Renate Wiehager, “Pictures about Pictures. Discourses in Painting” – is the Daimler Art Collection’s exhibition title for the Museum Moderner Kunst in Vienna. About 130 works ranging from Classical Modernism and the post-war avant-garde via European Zero and Minimalism to international contemporary art are being presented. The exhibition is structured into thematic fields, each of which presents discursive references to historical and current […]

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Hartmut Böhm in Minimalism Germany 1960s, Daimler Contemporary, Haus Huth, Berlin, Germany

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Charlotte Posenenske, Vierkantrohre Serie D, 1967 (Reconstruction 2009) March 12 – May 30, 2010 The initial exhibition at Daimler Contemporary in 2010 will show major 1960s trends in German abstract art from the Daimler Art Collection: Constructivism, Zero, Minimal Art, Concept and Seriality. Starting with 1950s predecessors – such as Josef Albers, Norbert Kricke and Siegfried Cremer – the show considers abstract art developments in the cities of Frankfurt, Düsseldorf, Krefeld, Stuttgart, Berlin and Munich, […]

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Classical: Modern II — Abstraction, Informel, Stuttgart & Karlsruhe Painting School, Daimler Contemporary, Berlin, Germany

    Domnick Foundation in the Staatsgalerie Stuttgart, 1952 March 7 — June 1, 2008 The Daimler Collection is pleased to announce the exhibition “Classical Modern II” at Daimler Contemporary, Haus Huth, Potsdamer Platz in Berlin. The “Classical : Modern I” exhibition, 2006, largely presented concrete and constructive tendencies in the Daimler Collection from Classical Modernism up to the post-war art period, while the second part of the series intends to introduce the complementary areas […]

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Hartmut Böhm interview with Matthew Deleget

Hartmut Bohm interview with Matthew Deleget, MINUS SPACE

Hartmut Böhm, Quadratrelief 32, 1968 Plexiglas, 127 x 127 x 5.5 cm Peter C. Ruppert Collection Museum im Kultur-speicher, Würzburg, Germany The following interview was published on MINUS SPACE in February 2004 in conjunction with Hartmut Böhm’s spotlight exhibition. Matthew Deleget: I would like to begin our interview – your first published in English – with a brief discussion of the art climate in Germany directly following World War II. You were born in Kassel, […]

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