I first visited Havana in November 2016, a few days after Fidel Castro died, and just under a year before Hurricane Irma hit Cuba in September 2017. Since then, much has changed, including the hand-painted signs that punctuate the journey from the airport to the city centre, which today do not celebrate the revolution so much as the 'Unidad y...
The exhibition Beyond Boundaries at Somerset House in London (12 March–2 April 2019) marked the historic contributions of the Central Academy of Fine Arts, Beijing (CAFA) and the Slade School of Fine Art, University College London, on the occasion of their 100th and 150th anniversaries, respectively. Spread across several rooms of Somerset House's...
The National 2019: New Australian Art features work by 70 contemporary Australia-based artists split across three venues: the Art Gallery of New South Wales (AGNSW), Carriageworks, and the Museum of Contemporary Art Australia (MCA) (29 March–21 July 2019), as curated by Isobel Parker Philip, curator of photographs at AGNSW; Daniel Mudie Cunningham,...
On the occasion of the ZERO-Foundation's 10th anniversary and 60 years after the founding of the ZERO-movement in Düsseldorf, Beck & Eggeling International Fine Art will be presenting the exhibition Mack: ZERO-Amicizie. Germania – Italia. 1958-1967 in their gallery rooms at Bilker Strasse 5 from 21st September until 3rd November 2018, with works by Heinz Mack and his Italian artist friends Agostino Bonalumi, Enrico Castellani, Dadamaino, Lucio Fontana and Piero Manzoni.
Following numerous Mack- and ZERO-shows in the past, this exhibition will be dedicated to Heinz Mack's special connection to fellow artists of the Azimuth–movement, which coexisted with the ZERO-movement in Italy, with its members having exhibited at numerous ZERO-exhibitions at home and abroad. In addition to the outstanding works of this time, documentary footage will illustrate this mutually productive and inspiring friendship.
In the autumn of 1959, Heinz Mack drove his VW Beetle to Milan to visit Manzoni and Castellani. The former led him immediately to the studio of Fontana, who was considerably older than the other artists and very much admired. The artist Dadaimano also moved in these circles. Other mutual visits and joint exhibitions followed, which were put together with great commitment by the artists themselves.
Heinz Mack describes this time as very 'exciting‘. One got on very well and could rely on each other. Above all, however, one was encouraged by the 'mockery and guffaw of the public and the critics,' as well as under the 'constant struggle for existence of the penniless artist.' The artists defended themselves passionately and assured themselves of their friendship.
For many decades, the works of Fontana, Manzoni and Castellani have been coveted collectors' items in the international art market and the works of ZERO-founder Heinz Mack, Otto Piene and Günther Uecker have long since adapted to a high price level. Thus, 60 years after the initiation of this visionary movement, the artists can look back on a rich oeuvre as well as an important stylistic movement, which receives a great deal of international attention.
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