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.
Artists of the ZERO network at Bonhams in London
One of the questions that arose during the preparation of the ZERO exhibitions was: why were there so few female artists and why were the not included in the New York, Berlin or Amsterdam shows? There were indeed many women among the ZERO artists, their names were mentioned on invitations and posters. 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. The upcoming exhibition VIBRATION IN ZERO at Bonhams London, opening October 2, 2018, will unite also the those (female) artists, as they were in the early sixties important participants of the international ZERO network.
"Messengers" for peace at the United Nations in New York
The United Nations have acknowledged that art and artists can change the world and help in the process towards peace. They invited, upon my advice, around 30 artists to make a work as a "messenger" for peace. An exhibition with those works will open 11. November 2018 at the United Nations and tour to several countries afterwards.
The collection of the Teheran Museum reveiled
Tehran Museum of Contemporary Art, (Persian: موزه هنرهای معاصر تهران), also known as TMoCA, is among the largest art museums in Iran. It has collections of more than 3000 items that include 19th and 20th century's world-class European and American paintings, prints, drawings and sculptures. TMoCA also has one of the greatest collections of Iranian modern and contemporary art. TMoCA is considered to have the most valuable collections of modern Western masterpieces outside Europe and North America.
8th Socle du Monde in Herning, Denmark
The 2020 edition of the Socle du Monde Biennial explores the artistic universe of Piero Manzoni where art and life melt. Therefore the 8th Biennale will draw a focus on the Italian Arte Povera group, challenging and discussing our concepts of art – all in the spirit of Manzoni. But the Biennale wants to start also a two-way street between the museum, as an institution where art is shown and preserved, and the city, and how art can function in a city and confront the place from which the impulses come: daily life.