Düsseldorf and Mülheim a.d. Ruhr, 1968–2015. Folios (nos. 1–10: 48 × 32 cm, no. 0: 40 × 27.5 cm). Original printed self-wrappers; issues vary from 4–16 pp. each. Light stains to issue no. 6; very light scattered damp-staining; overall very good.
A complete run in twelve issues of the rare artist's journal founded by the group ZERO artist Günther Uecker (b. 1930). Uecker is a German sculptor, op artist, and installation artist who joined ZERO in 1961, after it was founded in the late 1950s by Heinz Mack and Otto Piene. Piene described the group as “a zone of silence and pure possibilities for a new beginning.”
The journal was edited by Uecker and is entirely dedicated to his work and the works of the Zero group. Illustrated profusely throughout in black and white. Issue no. 1 contains the text of a lecture given by Uecker at the Earth Art Symposium held at Cornell University, no. 7 contains a long interview with Uecker, no. 0 has the essay “Kunststück im Kaufhof,” and no. 10 has a laid-in sheet with a poem or text by Uecker.
The primary publication ran from 1968 through 1983, but a final issue 11 was published in 2015, as part of an exhibition at K20 in Düsseldorf.
Book ID: 52709