Soon: Vibrating ZERO show at the MONA Museum in Hobart Tasmania
Since the establishment of the Zero Foundation ZERO has been introduced to new generations of curators, museum director and artists—and next year to the other (?) side of the world: Tasmania. This exhibition at the Museum for Old and New Art (Mona), entitled Vibration in Zero, will be the first ever to bring core members from the international Zero movement to Australia. Zero, the largest art movement after the Second World War. But the exhibition includes also the influential Marcel Duchamp, representing the conceptual aspect of vibration, Victor Vasarely the optical; and Lucio Fontana with his 1946 ‘Manifesto Blanco’ calling for a dynamic principle of movement through time and space.
Upcoming: the "forgotten" Avant-Garde from the sixties, an exhibition in London
One of the questions that arose during the preparation of the ZERO exhibitions was: why were there so few female artists and where are they now? The final answer is not yet found, but we now know that there were indeed many women among the ZERO artists, their "unknown" names were mentioned on invitations and posters and there was correspondence about which work in which exhibition was going to be shown. But the amount of information found was, a few years ago, insufficient to include them in the canon of the ZERO history. And yet they are artists who were building a strong and interesting oeuvre. An upcoming exhibition will shows for the first time female artists, that we "discovered" on the basis of the various archives, and were in the early sixties important participants for the international ZERO network.
Planned: 8th Biennale in Herning, Denmark
The 2020 edition of the Socle du Monde Biennial explores the artistic universe of Piero Manzoni. A stellar array of internationally acclaimed artists and curators take Manzoni’s boundary-breaking art as their starting point, contributing contemporary as well as historic angles on the subject. The 8th Biennale will draw an important focus, again on the sixties, on the Italian Arte Povera group, challenging and discussing our concepts of art – all in the spirit of Piero Manzoni. The exhibition will be co-curated by Bruno Cora.