ZERO

Der Düsseldorfer Künstler Günther Uecker (1930) feiert am Freitag seien 85. Geburtstag. Aktuell sind etwa 60 Arbeiten aus fünf Jahrzehnten in der Kunstsammlung NRW K20 zu sehen: Malerei, Objekt, Skulpturen, Filme und eine Dokumentation.  Günther Uecker zählt zu den ZERO Künstlern. Kunstsammlung NRW, Grabbepatz, Düsseldorf bis zum 10.05.2015

ZERO – 1958 von Heinz Mack und Otto Piene gegründet, bezeichnet die „Stunde Null“ als Neubeginn der Kunst nach dem zweiten Weltkrieg. Günther Uecker stieß später hinzu. In der ZERO Ausstellung  im Berliner Martin-Gropius-Bau werden nicht nur diese Künstler zu sehen sein, sondern auch nahestehende internationale Künstler: Yves Klein / Frankreich, Lucio Fontana / Italien, Jan Schoonhoven / Holland, Pol Bury / Belgien, Herman Geopfert, Oscar Holweck, Hans Salentin. Dies ist die bislang größte ZERO-Ausstellung nach dem Guggenheim Museum New York. Themen sind Licht, Raum, Bewegung, Vibration, Reflexion, Farbe, Struktur. 1958 heißt es im Manifest der Künstlergruppe: “ ZERO ist der Neuanfang ….“ ,die Stunde Null der Kunst. Martin-Gropius-Bau, Berlin 21.03.-8.6.2015

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Photographie der ZERO-Ausstellung Marcus Schwier

Marcus Schwier, image architect. Born in 1964 in Düsseldorf, Germany, Marcus Schwier discovered his fascination for photography while in school. After earning his architecture degree in 1985, he worked in various architectural offices before returning to school in 1993 — this time to formally study photography at the Düsseldorf Art Academy. While at the Academy, Schwier experimented with camera obscuratechniques. Today, the freelancer works on both commercial and artistic projects, concentrating on landscape and architectural photography. Schwier has balanced the artistic work in his studio in Düsseldorf with his global career. On the one hand, he brings the highest standards to the images he shoots as a commercial photographer working on advertising concepts, brochures, and campaigns for such clients as Mercedes Benz, Audi, Thyssen-Krupp, and Deutsche Bank. On the other hand, he doesn’t lose sight of his artistic ambitions and is always looking for new and surprisingly compelling shots. His ground-breaking “Nightshots,” begun using film photography, builds on his Academy experience of shooting long exposures that emphasize the phenomenon of the night itself more than the subjects of the shots. Schwier explains that the nocturnal scene reduces an image to its barest meaning, since the most essential things are already lit; but almost as an afterthought, his long-exposure shots also succeed in bringing light into otherwise pitch-dark corners and niches, uncovering the strangeness of time and moment. Schwier is the recipient of major prizes and awards, including the DG Bank International Photography Award.

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