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    From nul to zero, Henk Peeters

    Henk Peeters (°1925, The Hague) was considered one of the most active members of the Dutch NUL movement. Together with other Dutch artists such as Jan Schoonhoven, Armando and Jan Hendrikse, he formed NUL in the 1960’s, which later joined the international movement ZERO. As a result of growing international contacts, Peeters initiated ‘Zero on Sea’, an art manifestation in the summer of 1965 on a pier in Scheveningen, including about 50 likeminded artists from over ten countries.

    Peeters’ work is closely inspired by daily life and natural phenomena. By using mass-produced clinical materials such as nylon and plastic and assimilating them through processes like fire, ice, snow and mist, he aims to reinitiate the viewer’s consciousness towards his environment.

    The artistic practice of Henk Peeters was known for its diversity in material and technique, going from burned canvasses to readymades bought in chainstores. Often these objects show a strong duality between being both tactile and untouchable. As the artist once said: “with my work, I have always wanted it to look just as fresh as if it was in the HEMA (the Dutch chain store). It must not be artified... I had no need for artistic cotton wool.”


    €39.00
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    Dominique Stroobant

    Dominique Stroobant (°1947, Antwerp) is a Belgian artist living and working in Carrara, Italy. A sculptor and graphic artist, he set up the Floating Stones Group with Kenneth Davis and Philippe Toussaint in 1972. He experimented with his first heliograph, a pinhole camera that photographs the movement of the sun, in 1977. Dominique Stroobant has had numerous solo exhibitions, in Belgium and abroad, and has also participated in group exhibitions and symposia about stone sculpture. He was a close friend of ZERO artist Jef Verheyen, and they collaborated on a number of projects. Throughout his early career, Stroobant recorded anti-authoritarian movements and victim memorials. Stroobant is particularly puzzled by the shapes of things that hint at infinity.


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    ZERO, The artist as curator

    Between the late 1950s and the mid-1960s, a new artistic movement emerged in Europe that came to be known under the name of ZERO, as artists from Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Belgium, France, and Switzerland sought new ways to collaborate and create new platforms for their art. In a cultural landscape bereft of conventional networks and opportunities, many avant-garde artists of postwar Europe took it upon themselves to function as the managers and editors of their own exhibitions, events, and publications. From today’s perspective, one might say that within their own exhibition spaces and in the few private galleries run by like-minded owners, these artists were also active as “curators.” This book focuses on the main projects realized by artists in the context of ZERO and is the first comprehensive study on this subject. Based on extensive archival research, it presents the result of several years of collaboration by an international group of scholars put together by the ZERO foundation.

    €45.00
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    ZERO 1957-1966, NY 2008





    Published on the occasion of the exhibition 'Zero in New York' at Sperone Westwater, NY, 2008.

    This opulently illustrated catalogue offers a unique English compendium to the Dusseldorf-based Zero movement, which went on to attract an international cadre of collaborators and affiliates including Nanda Vigo, Yayoi Kusama, Yves Klein, Jean Tinguely, Tsuruko Yamazaki, Arman, and many others. Its history is traced from its immediate beginnings in 1957 to its dissolution in 1966, only one year after New York's Museum of Modern Art exhibited 'The Responsive Eye', in which many artists of the Zero avant-garde took part.


    €49.50

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