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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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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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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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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