VIBRATION, with artists of the international network
Oskar Holweck, Heinz Mack, Almir Mavignier, Otto Piene, Hans Salentin, Paul van Hoeidonck, Marianne Aue, Hal Busse, Dadamaino, Gencay Kasapci, Yayoi Kusama, Nanda Vigo
In the aftermath of the Second World War, a group of young German artists took it upon themselves to leave the past behind and create a new artistic beginning for Europe.
Beginning with Heinz Mack and Otto Piene, working from a shared studio in Gladbacher Strasse, Düsseldorf, they took the name Zero in 1958. Although Zero disbanded in 1966, in a short time they and their network beyond Germany created an international avant-garde movement that remains a unique influence and inspiration in contemporary art.
After the recent exhibitions in New York, Amsterdam and Berlin, there was a great interest by art-historians and curators for the international network and the various artists' groups. One of the questions that arose during the preparation of the ZERO exhibitions was: why were there so few female artists? There were indeed, in the beginning, several women among the ZERO artists. But most of them disappeared and the information found was, a few years ago, insufficient to include them in the canon of the ZERO history.
The exhibition VIBRATION at Galerie Till Breckner in Düsseldorf, will include the German Hal Busse and Marianne Aue, the Turkish Genday Kasapci, Nanda Vigo and Dadamaino, more or less forgotten (female) artists. But also Brasilien artist Almir Mavignier, and the Belgium Paul van Hoeidonck, who never joined the ZERO group - because of a different vision - but who were also important participant to the early ZERO network.
The exhibition opening will take place in October, 60 years after the opening of the VIBRATION exhibition organized by Heinz Mack and Otto Piene in their studio in Düsseldorf.