According to Colin Gleadell of The Telegraph, Sprüth Magers will represent the estate of German kinetic artist and cofounder of the ZERO group Otto Piene. The gallery is expected to formally announce the news during Berlin’s Gallery Weekend at the end of the month.
An exhibition of Piene’s motorized light sculptures, “Light Ballet,” will open at the gallery’s Berlin location on April 29. Piene, who died in July 2014, was featured in a major historical survey of ZERO at the Guggenheim Museum in New York later that year. Perhaps best known for his “Sky Art,” a term he coined while making Olympic Rainbow for the 1972 Munich Olympics, Piene said, “My greater dream concerns the projection of light into the wide night sky, the feel of the universe, as presented in the light, pristine and unhindered—the sky is the only place that offers to humankind almost unlimited freedom.”