Heinz MACK (and Otto PIENE)

Countdown to Zero

Author: Heinz Mack & Otto Piene - Jongh, Karlyn de, Sarah Gold and Jon Hendricks Title: Countdown to ZERO. DeLuxe edition of 50 copies. Signed by Mack. Publisher: Leiden/'s-Hertogenbosch: Globalartaffairs/Luiscius Books, 2016. Description: Silver color paper-covered cardboard box, containing a book : silver color cloth-covered boards (hardcover), 24 x 17,5 x 6 cms., (160 pp.) text with b/w plates , + a cd housed in a silver color cloth-covered cardboard holder, accompanied by an original photo of the"Entrance ticket"on the hand of Mack for the ZERO-Party at Bahnhof Rolandseck, 1966, on dibond behind plexiglas. All kept together in a siler color cloth-covered cardboard cassette. Note: COUNTDOWN TO ZERO presents Heinz Mack and Otto Piene, separately from each other: two human beings, one a little bit older than the other, who grew up in different surroundings, but came together at the Düsseldorf Art Academy a few years after the end of WWII. Two young artists, with questions and ideals about life. Without making conclusions, the book let's the two artists speak (Mack in a lively monologue; Piene posthumous through past conversations) about how their group ZERO came into being. From the DeLuxe EDITION numbered in relief 1 up to 50. *Personal Structures Art Projects Number 10 (P.S.A.P. # 10)