A London Show Reveals Lesser-Known Works by Group Zero Pioneers Heinz Mack, Otto Piene, and Günther Uecker
The major survey at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York last winter—have been greeted with excitement at the rediscovery of these important artists and their international reach (Mack, Piene, and Uecker’s approach influenced groundbreaking artists from Mack Piene Uecker: Works on Paper from 1962–2012” examines the lesser-known work of founding Zero members made in the time since the group officially disbanded.
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saying, “This work is like a language and it has overcome the border of cultures—it is international.”
All three artists are remembered not only for 2D works, but also for their ephemeral projects: performances, videos, manifestos, and speeches. Their efforts to build intellectual, aesthetic, and cultural bridges are in many ways responsible for the international and pluralistic art world we see today.
“Mack Piene Uecker: Works on Paper from 1962–2012” is on view at The Mayor Gallery, London, June 4 – July 24, 2015.