After Venice soon at the Istanbul Sabanci Museum as part of the large ZERO exhibition with Lucio Fontana, Yves Klein, Heinz Mack, Piero Manzoni, Otto Piene and Günther Uecker: Heinz Mack his nine golden columns.
Paralleling the Architecture Biennale, nine columns—more than seven metres high and covered with a golden mosaic—stood in front of the Church of San Giorgio Maggiore, bearing the sky above them. Curated by art historian Robert Fleck, the installation offered a broad scope for association. As a manifestation of the human being standing upright, the column is the earliest element in the history of architecture and forms a direct relation between earth and sky. The golden mosaic consisted of over 800,000 tesserae is an example of the long tradition of local craftsmanship, representing Venice’s early cultural relations between Orient and Occident.