Lichtrotoren, Sonne des Meeres, 1967
Along with Otto Piene, Heinz Mack was co-founder of the ZERO group in 1957, whose members included Yves Klein, Jean Tinguely, Piero Manzoni and Lucio Fontana. Mack, who was at the forefront of avant-garde influences in the 1950s and 1960s, is one of the principal representatives of German kinetic art. His sculptures, which include what he calls "dynamic structures," often involve movement and an interplay of light. Lichtrotoren, Sonne des Meeres (Light rotator, sun of the sea) is characteristic of his work on the vibration of light. This monochrome, which hovers between something precious or something industrial, between fixity and movement, appeals to both the imagination and the senses.
Centre Pompidou, Paris – Musée national d’art moderne collection