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Group Zero - Institute of Contemporary Art - Exhibitions - Robert Indiana

Indiana’s Zero, 1964 (far right) in an installation view of the exhibition Group Zero, Institute of Contemporary Art, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, October 30–December 11, 1964. Courtesy of the Institute of Contemporary Art, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia

Group Zero at the Institute of Contemporary Art in Philadelphia, was the first major U.S. museum exhibition of the international art movement founded by Otto Piene and Günther Uecker. Indiana was the only American included in the show, and his painting Zero (1964) featured on the cover of the exhibition catalogue. Although he was not affiliated with the group, he and Uecker later become friends and will exchange works in the late 1960s.

The exhibition traveled to the Washington Gallery of Modern Art, Washington, D.C., 10 January–16 February 1965.