Exhibition, 3 Apr 2014 - 15 Jun 2014

ZERO in South America

Pinacoteca do Estado de São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil

ZERO international exhibition reveals one of the most prestigious avant-garde movements of the 20th century
The exhibition, unpublished in Brazil, provides an overview with a thematic focus of this international avant-garde which in the post-war period (late 1950s and early 1960s) revolutionized art with paintings in Europe. series and light structures.

There are 24 works by artists from Europe and South America that reveal ZERO's modern ways of thinking and working. The focus is on the relationships between European artists such as Yves Klein, Günther Uecker, Otto Piene and Hans Haacke, and South Americans such as Lucio Fontana, Almir Mavignier and Jesús Rafael Soto. The artistic dialogue of the "ZERO" exhibition is expanded with the work of Hercules Barsotti, Lygia Clark and Abraham Palatnik (all from Brazil) and Gego (Venezuela), as well as Gyula Kosice (Argentina). "The exhibition reflects the reciprocal influence of artists from both continents and broadens this dialogue around some South American approaches that formally approach the ZERO group," explains Commissioner Heike van den Valentyn.