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Fire and Light: Otto Piene in Groton, 1983–2014
Through June 2. Fire and Light: Otto Piene in Groton, 1983–2014, at the Fitchburg Art Museum, 185 Elm St., Fitchburg. Otto Piene is renowned for his groundbreaking work as a founder and member of Group ZERO in the 1950s and 1960s. Piene has also been widely recognized for his long-time affiliation with the Center for Advanced Visual Studies at MIT, where he advanced areas of his practice initiated and ideas generated with ZERO, including his “Sky Art Events”—large-scale outdoor events in which an inflatable sculpture, and sometimes even a person, is flown. In the mid-1980s, Piene purchased a home in Groton, where he lived and worked until his death in 2014.