I’ve been privileged to spend some time this year working for the Estate of Otto Piene. In related work, I interviewed Piene’s widow and artistic collaborator Elizabeth Goldring in late October 2015, at the Sakip Sabanci Museum in Istanbul. We spent about an hour talking about Piene’s work, focusing mostly on his Sky Art events.
The interview was part of a symposium on Group Zero that accompanied the exhibition Zero: Countdown to the Future. Following the symposium, several of Piene’s staff and students from the Sabanci University flew one of his inflatable sculptures in the courtyard outside the museum. The Bosporus was visible in the background that afternoon.
Photo: Otto Piene, Iowa Star. The Zero Foundation, Düsseldorf.