The Museums of New York are huge institutions of art, serious, grand, and mind blowing!
I visited as many as I could and soaked in as much as I could, this is what I absorbed.
At the time of my vist The Guggenheim was featuring "ZERO a countdown to tomorrow 1950- 1960." Zero is an art collective of German artist born in a zeitgeist of positivity and exploration in post war Germany.
Zero (1957–66) founded by Heinz Mack and Otto Piene and joined in 1961 by Günther Uecker, and ZERO, a larger international network of likeminded artists, including Lucio Fontana, Yayoi Kusama, Yves Klein, and Piero Manzoni. Work by more than 40 artists from 10 countries who were united by an aspiration to transform and redefine art following World War II.
These works were stunningly cohesive with the unique architecture of the fabulously spiraling Guggenheim. The show was laid out not only chronologically but by artistic expression. Starting with minimalist color fields Yves Klien "Blue" the tastiest among them (this "blue" is one of the great loves of my life), kinetic paintings on timers kept me enthralled and added to the whimsical spontaneity that these artist where trying to capture, the artist then stated deconstcutying the canvas but punchering ripping and burning the surface. All of these exploratory gestures evolved from 2-d into 3-d kinetic light instillations, some of which were intragted with film and performance, all timed to push these installations into the realm of grand happenings!