This installation by Otto Piene, Light Ballet (1969), was presented by the gallery Moeller Fine Art (New York) at Armory Show 2015.
Otto Piene (1928-2014) was one of the members of the group ZERO, which he founded with Heinz Mack in 1957, with Günther Uecker joining the group in 1961. In 1957, Piene developed the Grid Picture, from 1959 he created the Lichtballette (“Light Ballet”), kinetic installations where light was projected through grids. Otto Piene represented Germany at the Venice Biennale in 1967 and 1971, and exhibited at documenta in Kassel, Germany, in 1959, 1964 and 1977. In 2008, Piene founded the international ZERO foundation. In 2014, he had a huge exhibition at Neue Nationalgalerie in Berlin.
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