Installation view of 'ZERO: Countdown to Tomorrow, 1950s–60s' (Photo: David Heald © Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York)

The Mid-Century Motorized Madness of ‘ZERO: Countdown to Tomorrow’ at the Guggenheim

“I love Zero. Zero is beautiful. Dynamo dynamo dynamo,” wrote the German members of Zero in a joint poem about their art movement in 1963. While the names Heinz Mack, Otto Piene and Günther Uecker might not be household names, the engaging yet enigmatic show “ZERO: Countdown to Tomorrow, 1950s-60s” at the Guggenheim Museum offers an immersive look at this lesser-known postwar experiment in art.

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