The State of North Rhine-Westphalia acquired the impressive art collection of Konrad Fischer and his wife, comprising 250 works by some thirty-five artists, as well as the gallery archive, for the Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen at the beginning of 2014. The exhibition catalogue now provides a summary of Konrad Fischer’s significant life’s work.

Otto Piene

1928 born in Laasphe, Germany
Otto Piene lived and worked in Groton near Boston, MA, USA and maintained his studio in Dusseldorf.
1950 – 1953 Art Studies, Staatliche Kunstakademie Düsseldorf feloow students includes, among others, Heinz Mack, Hans Salentin, Joseph Beuys, Erwin Heerich and Günter Grass
1957 founded the artist group ZERO with Heinz Mack
1968 first international Fellow of the Center for Advanced Visual Studies (CAVS) at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Cambridge, USA
conferral of the first German Light Art Award, Kunstmuseum Celle
Otto Piene died in July 2014 in Berlin

Publications of the artist

  • Otto Piene
    39.95 €
    49.06 CHF
  • The Sculptors
    Kunstakademie Düsseldorf, 1945 to the present day

    The Sculptors
    58.00 €
    71.22 CHF
  • Spotlights
    Contemporary Light Art in 21st-Century Germany

    38.00 €
    46.66 CHF
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