Otto Piene's The Proliferation of the Sun at Stedelijk

After the impressive performance of The Proliferation of The Sun (1967) by ZERO artist Otto Piene during the Sonic Acts Festival 2015, the Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam and Sonic Acts present the performance again in honour of the opening of the exhibition ZERO: Let Us Explore The Stars on Friday 3 July. The Proliferation of the Sun is a 25-minute multimedia performance, using hundreds of painted slides, sound, and several projectors. Colorful shimmering shapes on hand-painted glass slides are projected onto a huge multi-screen array, creating what Piene called a “poetic journey through space.”

Otto Piene: Die Sonne kommt näher / The Proliferation of the Sun (1967) from Sonic Acts on Vimeo.

Friday 3 July 2015 Stedelijk Museum, Teijin Auditorium Time: 20:30-21:00 hrs and 22:00-22:30 hrs Free entrance (only limited seats available!) More information: From 4 July until 8 November 2015, the Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam presents a historic survey of the innovative, international avant-garde artists’ group ZERO, with work by Otto Piene, Armando, Heinz Mack, Henk Peeters, Jan Schoonhoven, Günther Uecker, Lucio Fontana, Yves Klein, Piero Manzoni, Jean Tinguely, Yayoi Kusama, and others. Driven by the desire to seek radical new ways to make art, they shared an optimistic, experimental, and pioneering approach. More about the exhibition:
Otto Piene's The Proliferation of the Sun at Sonic Acts Festival 2015 (photo Ed Jansen)

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