Otto Piene received the inaugural Deutsche Lichtkunstpreis

Artforum International Magazine, New York, 21.01.2014

This past Sunday, at the Kunstmuseum Celle, Otto Piene received the inaugural Deutsche Lichtkunstpreis, according to the Schleswig-Holsteinischer Zeitungsverlag. The prize, which comes with $13,000, recognizes the cofounder of the group Zero and new-media pioneer for his use of light in his oeuvre, including his optical-aesthetic work at the MIT media labs in Boston. “The Deutsche Lichtkunstpreis is especially significant to my knowledge: the first and only of its kind,” said Piene. The prize will be awarded every two years.