From March 5th, Yayoi Kusama Museum will present a first group exhibition ZERO and Yayoi Kusama “ZERO IS INFINITY”. This exhibition introduces the ZERO movement and its works, which have not been widely presented in Japan yet, together with Kusama’s works and documentation from the 1960s.
In 1958, the artist group ZERO was founded by Heinz Mack and Otto Piene in Düsseldorf. ZERO held the intention to reset the post-war art to zero. Later, it became a driving force in promoting collaboration and solidarity between European avant-garde artists, who were left isolated by World War Ⅱ. When Kusama was based in New York in the 1960s, she participated in group ZERO-related exhibitions many times, attracting attention within the European art scene. Yayoi Kusama, who pursues “Infinity”, has various similarities in her artistic expression with that of ZERO artists, such as the repetition of motifs and the pursuit of monochrome.
Participating Artists: Enrico Castellani, Lucio Fontana, Yves Klein, Yayoi Kusama, Adolf Luther, Heinz Mack, Piero Manzoni, Christian Megert, Jesús Rafael Soto, Henk Peeters, Otto Piene, Jan Schoonhoven, Ferdinand Spindel, Günther Uecker
ZERO and Yayoi Kusama “ZERO IS INFINITY”
Date: March 5th – May 31st, 2020
Open: 11:00 – 17:30 (Closed on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday)
Place: Yayoi Kusama Museum
Address: 107 Benten-cho, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo
Tickets: Adult 1,100 yen, Children 600 yen
*All tickets must be purchased in advance online.
Special Support: Goethe-Institut Tokyo, ZERO foundation