Newspaper article by Ferdinand Spindel about the ZERO-Haus (ZERO House), 1965

Inv.-Nr.: mkp.ZERO.1.II.12, Holdings Heinz Mack, ZERO foundation, Düsseldorf

In 1963, Heinz Mack, Otto Piene and Günther Uecker planned a museum or "ZERO House" - as they orginally called it - for the city of Gelsenkirchen. Despite the support of the artist Ferdinand Spindel, the project never got beyond the initial planning stage.

The article by Spindel was published in: Ruhr Nachrichten, 15.05.1965.


“ZERO onuitgevoerd”, exh. cat., Kunsthistorisch Instituut Amsterdam, 1970

Inv.-Nr.: mkp.ZERO.0.VII.10, ZERO foundation, Düsseldorf

The project "ZERO op zee" (ZERO on Sea), which did not take place, was documented  in the exhibition "ZERO onuitgevoerd" curated by the Kunsthistorisch Instituut in Amsterdam in 1970.  Catalogue's cover: "Balloon Blackberry", sketch by Otto Piene for "ZERO on Sea", 1966.


Newspaper clipping about the ZERO exhibitions in London, 1964

Inv.-No.: mkp.ZERO.1.II.41, Holdings Heinz Mack, ZERO foundation, Düsseldorf

Clipping from: "The Sunday Telegraph", 28 June 1964. The exhibitions "Group Zero: Mack, Piene, Uecker" at the McRoberts & Tunnard Gallery and "ZERO" at the New Vision Centre Gallery, together with a film screening and a symposium at the ICA, were part of the "ZERO Festival" in London, 1964.


Newspaper clipping about the exhibition “ZERO op zee”, 1965

Inv.-No.: mkp.ZERO.1.II.48, Holdings Heinz Mack, ZERO foundation, Düsseldorf

The outdoor exhibition "ZERO op zee" (ZERO on Sea), which was planned to take place on Scheveningen Pier (The Hague), was eventually canceled. Instead, the artists exhibited their models and skeches at the Internationale Galerij Orez in The Hague in 1966.


Otto Piene, Sketch for the slide installation “Lichtballett ‘Hommage à New York'”, 1966

Inv.-Nr.: mkp.ZERO.2.IV.90, Nachlass Otto Piene, ZERO foundation, Düsseldorf

Otto Piene conceived the "Lichtballett 'Hommage à New York'" (Light Ballet "Homage to New York") for the exhibition "Zero in Bonn", Städtische Kunstsammlungen Bonn, 1966.


Poster for the exhibition “nove tendencije”, Galerija suvremene umjetnosti, Zagreb, 1961

Inv.-No.: mkp.ZERO.1.VII.120, Holdings Heinz Mack, ZERO foundation, Düsseldorf

The exhibition "nove tendencije" (New Tendencies) is organized by the artist Almir Mavignier. It is the first show of an exhibition series in Zagreb and offers an extensive survey of the various new trends of the European avant-garde.

The poster was designed by the Croatian artist Ivan Picelj.