My last day in New York started with a visit to the Guggenheim museum, which turned out to be one of the most inspirational moments I’ve had this year 🙂 I think what made it special was the fact that I didn’t go there with an exhibition in mind, I hadn’t even checked the website to see what was on, I was just hoping I would come across something that would speak to me.
When I walked in I saw that there was an exhibition on called ZERO: Countdown to Tomorrow (which I had never heard of before) but I purchased my ticket and went on praying that the past couple of minutes walking around 5th avenue like a lost puppy trying to find the Guggenheim wouldn’t be in vain.
So here’s a little background information, ZERO was a German artist group with an international network of like-minded artists from Europe, japan, North and South America. It was created by Heinz Mack and Otto Piene in 1957 and all these artists shared the same vision, which was “to transform and redefine art in the aftermath of World War II”. This involved a lot of experimentation with installation, painting, sculpture etc. Using a wide range of media, the artists were able to take their work to a higher level exploring the use of time and space.
The exhibition was divided into themes which were monochrome, fire and smoke (my favourite), vibration, light and everyday materials (second favourite). The exhibition is on till the 7 January 2015 so if you are in New York I strongly recommend you check it out :). I’m going to put up a separate post on each theme so watch out for that. 🙂