ZERO, Countdown to tomorrow
In the Guggenheim Museum in New York, the exhibition 'ZERO: Countdown to Tomorrow, 1950s-60s', curated by Valerie Hillings and Edouard Derom, opened at the beginning of October.
The exhibition presents a historical overview of the ZERO movement that originated in Düsseldorf in the late 1950s. A number of Belgian ZERO artists, Paul Van Hoeydonck, Jef Verheyen, Walter Leblanc and Pol Bury, are also represented. Strangely enough, it is the first exhibition dedicated to ZERO in an American museum. Next year, the exhibition will travel to the Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam and the Martin-Gropius-Bau in Berlin, albeit with considerably different, substantive accents.