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.
8th Socle du Monde 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.