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“Zero-Mitternachtsball” (Zero midnight ball), Bahnhof Rolandseck, Remagen, 1966

Inv.-Nr.: mkp.ZERO.0.V.20_4, ZERO foundation, Düsseldorf. Photo: Werner Kohn.

The end of the joint activities of Heinz Mack, Otto Piene, and Günther Uecker was celebrated with a large party following the opening of the "Zero in Bonn" exhibition. Motto of the party was: "Zero is good for you".

 

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Poster for the exhibition “dynamo 1”, Galerie Renate Boukes, Wiesbaden, 1959

Inv.-No.: mkp.ZERO.1.VII.32, Holdings Heinz Mack, ZERO foundation, Düsseldorf.

Heinz Mack and Otto Piene modeled this exhibition on the "Vision in Motion - Motion in Vision" exhibition that had taken place in Antwerp the same year.

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Cover “Nota”, no. 4, 1960

Inv.-No.: mkp.ZERO.1.VII.135, Holdings Heinz Mack, ZERO foundation, Düsseldorf.

The fourth and last issue of the magazine "nota", which is edited by Gerhard von Graevenitz und Jürgen Morschel, is published with a work by Heinz Mack on the cover. It contains, among other things, a joint essay by Heinz Mack and Otto Piene, in which the authors discuss the exhibitions ""Vision in Motion - Motion in Vision" (Antwerp, 1959) and "Dynnamo 1" (Wiesbaden, 1959).

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Cover “Azimuth”, no. 2, 1960

Inv.-No.: mkp.ZERO.1.VII.143, Holdings Heinz Mack, ZERO foundation, Düsseldorf.

The second and last issue of the magazine "Azimuth", edited by Enrico Castellini and Piero Manzoni, was published on occasion of the exhibition "La nuova concezione artistica" (The new artistic conception) at the Galleria Azimut, Milan. In addition to the texts in Italian, French and German, the issue contains illustrations of works of the exhibiting artists, complemented with a photo of Otto Piene's Light Ballet.

 

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Otto Piene in his studio at Gladbacher Strasse 69, 1959

Inv.-Nr.: mkp.ZERO.2.V.185, Nachlass Otto Piene, ZERO foundation, Düsseldorf. Photo: Paul Brandenburg

The artist is shown surrounded by raster stencils and candles - tools that Piene had used to create his stencil paintings, smoke drawings and light ballets.

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Otto Piene, Weißer Lichtgeist (Entwurfsskizze), 1966

79,5 x 63,5 cm, pencil, water color, paper, tracing paper, tape, ZERO foundation, Düsseldorf, Invent.-No. mkp.ZERO.2012.09, photo: Horst Kolberg                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             

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Otto Piene, Weißer Lichtgeist (Entwurfsskizze), 1966

51 x 73 cm, pencil, water color, paper, tracing paper, ZERO foundation, Düsseldorf, Invent.-No. mkp.ZERO.2012.08, photo: Horst Kolberg