Heinz Mack, Self-portrait in the exhibition “Forum ’62”, at the Centrum voor Kunstambachten (St. Pietersabdij), Ghent, 1962

Inv. no.: mkp.ZERO.1.V.56, Holdings Heinz Mack, ZERO foundation, Düsseldorf. Photo: Heinz Mack

The exhibition "Forum '62" took place from May 06 to June 03, 1962. Forum '62 was an initiative of the Nationaal Centrum voor Moderne Kunst, founded by the poet Paul de Vree. In addition to Heinz Mack, Otto Piene and Günther Uecker, the works of Lucio Fontana, Yves Klein, Christian Megert, Uli Pohl and Jef Verheyen were on display.


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.


Exhibition catalogue “ZERO onuitgevoerd”, 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.


Poster for the exhibition “Vlaamse Landschappen”, Mullem, 1967

Inv.-Nr.: mkp.ZERO.0.VII.11, ZERO foundation, Düsseldorf

The exhibition "Vlaamse Landschappen" (Flemish landscapes) was initiated by Jef Verheyen. The artists Uecker and Verheyen realized a series of interventions in the open landscape of the Belgian town Mullem.


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.