ZERO is white
‘To bad they hang my work so high’ he says. I look and see nothing but a white wall. That’s it! That is ZERO! I got it. He was, however, not pointing at the white wall, but towards another direction.
In wheels chairs, walking with crutches, or represented by their widows the international avant-garde artists critically look at, the ZERO exhibition. After New York and Berlin the show is in Amsterdam. The 3rd show in a row, and also the 3rd ZERO show for the Stedelijk Museum. Exactly 50 years after the last in 1965.
Armando and Herman de Vries in black & white
ZERO is the beginning
ZERO artists experimented with radical and innovative media, creating a new future for and through art, in a world recovering from the World War II during the late ‘50’s and early ‘60’s.
ZERO is silence
Loud, radical and avant-garde yesterday, the works of ZERO artists are cherished and highly valued today. Bombarded daily with an overload of visual and digital information, the minimal, conceptual, monochrome tactility of ZERO art acts like a retreat to our senses, restoring balance and equanimity.
ZERO is a zone of pure possibilities
Reminding us, that no matter the world we live in, the future is without borders, infinite, like ZERO.
Meeting Armando, Jan Hendrikse and Herman de Vries
(Picture above of my encounter with Herman de Vries by Colin Huizing)
ZERO is here and now
ZERO is all there is
Everything is ZERO
ZERO is everything