Joseph D. Ketner II is the Henry Lois Foster Chair in Contemporary Art Theory and Practice, Distinguished Curator-in-Residence Emerson College, Boston. Ketner has been conducting research and focusing on the German Gruppe Zero (Heinz Mack, Otto Piene, and Günther Uecker) with a particular focus on their formative role in the transformation of art in post-World War II Europe. Recently Ketner published an essay for Heinz Mack’s exhibition at Sperone Westwater Gallery, New York (2011). He also assisted Otto Piene on the recreation of a slide projection performance of Proliferation of the Sun and a Sky Art event (2010-2011). Ketner’s talk will provide a historical framing of Otto Piene’s involvement with Group Zero. This progam is presented in conjunction with the List Center’s current exhibition Otto Piene: Lichtballett.
This talk is FREE and open to the general public.
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