Otto Piene at New National Gallery in Berlin (VIDEO)

July 22, 2014 8:29 PM

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Otto Piene at New National Gallery in Berlin (VIDEO)

Until August 31, 2014, the Neue Nationalgalerie in Berlin (Germany) presents ZERO artist Otto Piene's large-scale slide installation The Proliferation of the Sun. To mark the start of the exhibition, a Sky Art Event has been held outside the Neue Nationalgalerie on the evening of July 19, 2014. Otto Piene was born in Laasphe, Germany in 1928 and died shortly after the opening of the exhibition at Neue Nationalgalerie on July 17, 2014. In this video, we attend the opening of the exhibition, and Joachim Jäger, Head of the Neue Nationalgalerie, provides us with an introduction to the artist, his work, and the current exhibition at New National Gallery.

Otto Piene was a key artist of the twentieth century avant-garde and one of the founders of the international ZERO movement in the 1960s. He played a definitive role in art's programmatic new beginning by including elementary natural forces. His smoke and fire images, his light spaces and ballets st...

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