Ben Brown Fine Arts is proud to present a focused exhibition of the ZERO movement, a hugely influential German avant-garde movement co-founded by Heinz Mack and Otto Piene in 1957, and later joined by Günther Uecker in 1961. ZERO was established in the aftermath of World War II; seeking new beginnings, with idealistic and utopian ambition, the group strove to produce a radical and optimistic global art that dissolved boundaries and embraced elemental forces of nature.
Curated by Heinz Mack, our exhibition at Frieze Masters focuses on the period between 1957 and 1966 and features the work of Bernard Aubertin, Agostino Bonalumi, Enrico Castellani, Lucio Fontana, Heinz Mack, Otto Piene, Gerhard Richter, Jan Schoonhoven and Günther Uecker, who was a powerful influence on the ZERO group. ZERO artists worked across a wide range of media, exploring ideas of light, space, movement, structure, technology, colour and art's experiential possibilities. Our exhibition is presented in the form of an immersive installation, employing paintings, light reliefs and kinetic sculpture. Their work - recently the subject of exhibitions at the Guggenheim Museum, NY, Martin Gropius Bau, Berlin and Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam - anticipated developments in land art, Minimalism, Conceptual art and performance art.