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Identification and Creation

Object Number
Otto Piene, German (Laasphe, Westphalia, Germany 1928 - 2014 Berlin, Germany)
Untitled (draft for SKY ART Conference, left page); Untitled (draft for SKY ART Conference, right page)
Other Titles
Title: Sketchbook: Light Sculptures/Geleucht/Siena “Red Horse”/Istanbul
Work Type
sketchbook page, drawing
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Physical Descriptions

Black pen on paper
open (approx.): 36.4 × 57.2 cm (14 5/16 × 22 1/2 in.)
Inscriptions and Marks
  • inscription: left page, in black pen: Aug., 16-19, '04 Storinton, / Deer Isle, / Maine / CAVS and the SKY ART Conference // VIII-24-'04 // The CAVS at the MIT was conceived in the fifties / and formed / in 1967 by Gyorgy Kepes who was its dir. until / 74 / In 1968 / Dedicated to advance interaction among the / arts, science and technology. / Until / 1994... I was & research affiliates were residents at CAVS. I have been director von [sic] 1974-1994, / established the lender's graduate program, initi- / ally together w. Richard Lecock and Nicholas Ny. / The C. community of artists, cientists, architects / and students o various levels developed programs / and many individual and group / projects, among them "Centerbeam" (docu- / menta ^, (1977) Germany & Ntl. Mall, D.C., 1978), and The SKY ART Conference. / Since 1981 five international conferences have been / held at a variety of sites at MIT & abroad. / Symposia, publications & sky events & interactive / telecommunications have been features o t extensive / meetings - among them "Icarus: a SKY OPERA (Earls, / Piene, Strasfogel). The SKY ART Manifesto of 1986 was presented at a UNESCO Conf. on the / Peaceful Uses o Outer Space in Paris - President Yah Pal - by OP, Eliza- / bethG & Lowry B. (?)
  • inscription: right page, in black pen: (The SKY ART C.) / The Center has changes places and spaces. / After 1994 Directors have been Earls-Goldring / (temporarily) , Khrzystof Wodiczko, Steve Bert and / again Wodiczko. New directions? / SKY ART has become a widely practised / and observed art form. The co-director of all / conferences has been Elizabe. Go. t. Sr. Consutt., / Lowry Burgess; graphic design is again by Bernd Kracke, / as in the beginning, 1981. Many thanks! / To all participants also many thanks for your / enthusiasm, sensitivity, courage. / Thanks also to MIT and our Greek hosts. / MORE SKY / OP // CAVS and The SKY ART Conference / The Center of Advanced Visual Studies / at the Massachusetts Institute of / Technology was conceived in the fifties / and formed in 1967 by Gyorgy Kepes / who was its Director until 1974. / Dedicated as one of ca. 40 MIT research / centers in 1968 / its purpose is to advance / interaction among the / arts, science and / technology in the service of / human / insight / and / expression / Until / --> // & "Desert Sun Desert Moon, 1986 // various performances / by Charlotte Moorman (SKY KISS w. O.P.) / & Nam June Paik


Recorded Ownership History
Elizabeth Goldring Piene, gift; to the Busch-Reisinger Museum, 2018.

Acquisition and Rights

Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Busch-Reisinger Museum, Gift of Elizabeth Goldring Piene
© Otto Piene Estate
Accession Year
Object Number
Modern and Contemporary Art

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  • Animating the Page

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