Otto Piene: Paths to Paradise


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Otto Piene: Paths to Paradise accompanies an extensive museum exhibition that features the visionary, intermedial works of Otto Piene (1928-2014). This catalogue presents new scholarship on the development of his imaginative approaches to interlace art, science, and nature and uncover strategies of coping in an increasingly uncertain world.

In the spirit of Piene’s transatlantic career, this richly illustrated catalogue features essays by emerging and established art historians and curators from the U.S. and Europe. Shedding light on the life-affirming vision Piene developed in the wake of World War II, these texts consider the ambition of his work in a range of media and contexts-television, kinetic sculpture, drawing, painting, performance-that incorporates the ephemeral through its atmospheric effects and shared social experiences.

Additional information

Weight 300 g
Dimensions 25 x 32 cm
Publisher name Hirmer Verlag GmbH
Publication date 26 June 2024
Number of pages 320
Format Hardback
Contributors Edited by Museum Tinguely, Contributions by Lauren Hanson, Mary Hale, Barbara Könches, Sandra Beate Reimann, Tina Rivers Ryan, and Otto Piene
Dimensions 25 x 32 cm
Weight 300 g


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Mary Hale, recipient of the 2015 AIA Associates Award, is Associate Teaching Professor at Northeastern University and founder of ROYHALE studio.

Lauren Hanson is Assistant Curator of Modern Art at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art and was Curatorial Fellow at the Harvard Art Museums 2019-2022.

Barbara Könches is Managing Director of the ZERO foundation in Düsseldorf since 2018. Prior, she was head of the Visual Arts at the Kunststiftung NRW.

Sandra Beate Reimann is Curator at Museum Tinguely in Basel. Her acclaimed exhibitions include Rebecca Horn: Body Fantasies and Territories of Waste. Tina Rivers Ryan is Curator at the Buffalo AKG Art Museum and is a critic for Artforum. She received the 2022 AAMC Award for Excellence.

Tina Rivers Ryan is curator at the Buffalo AKG Art Museum.