The relationship with Sonnenberg led on the 1st of July to Manzoni’s participation in the exhibition Zero by the dutch group at the Rotterdamsche Kunstkring (the exhibition was also to be staged on the 12th of September at the G-58 Hessenhuis in Antwerp and on the 24th of October at the Galleria Appia Antica, Rome). A few days later, thanks to Heinz Mack and Otto Piene, founders of the German ZERO group instead, whom he had met through Peeters, he took part to Dynamo 1 at the Galerie Boukes in Wiesbaden with Pol Bury, Oskar Holweck, Klein, Mack, Almir Mavignier, Herbert Oehm, Piene, Dieter Rot, Jesús-Rafael Soto, Daniel Spoerri and Jean Tinguely.

The Linee (Lines), now presented as rolls of variable length enclosed in sealed cylinders carrying a label that declared the contents, were exhibited on the 18th of August in a solo show at the Pozzetto Chiuso in Albisola Marina.


Catalogue of the exhibition Zero, Galleria Appia Antica, Rome, 1959

Achrome, 1958-59, canvas squares and kaolin, 80 × 60 cm

Linee (Lines), 1959, ink on paper, cardboard tube

Linea m 7,37 (Line 7.37 Meters Long), October 1959, ink on paper, cardboard tube, 23,5 × 5,5 cm