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Cover „ZERO“, no. 1, 1958

Inv.-No.: mkp.ZERO.1.VII.137, Holdings Heinz Mack, ZERO foundation, Düsseldorf.

The first issue of the Magazine “ZERO” (edited by Heinz Mack and Otto Piene) was published on occasion of the seventh evening exhibition Das rote Bild (The red picture). This was the first time that Mack and Piene used the name ZERO.

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Invitation 7th evening exhibition “Das rote Bild” (The red picture), 1958

Gladbacher Str. 69, Düsseldorf. Inv.-No: mkp.ZERO.1.VII.55, early legacy of Heinz Mack, ZERO foundation, Düsseldorf.

The seventh evening exhibition consisted exclusively of works that had red as their dominating colour. For this exhibition, the first issue of "ZERO" magazine was published by Heinz Mack and Otto Piene.

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Invitation 8th evening exhibition „Vibration“, 1958

Gladbacher Str. 69, Düsseldorf. Inv.-No: mkp.ZERO.1.VII.56, early legacy of Heinz Mack, ZERO foundation, Düsseldorf.

The eighth evening exhibition, originally planned by Heinz Mack and Otto Piene under the title "Raster" [grid], focussed on the topic of vibration, which was an important topic for ZERO. On occasion of this exhibition, the second issue of "ZERO" magazine was published.

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Note of Alfred Schmela, 7th evening exhibition, 1958

Gladbacher Str. 69, Düsseldorf. Inv.-No: mkp.ZERO.2.III.3, legacy of Otto Piene, ZERO foundation, Düsseldorf.

As certified by the gallery owner Alfred Schmela, he received 39 issues of the very first "ZERO" magazine, which was published on the occasion of the seventh evening exhibition "Das rote Bild", (The red picture), organized by Heinz Mack and Otto Piene in their studios. For this exhibition, the Galerie Schmela lent some works in their possession.