Hans Peter Kuhn, Acupuncture, 2016. Custom LED tubes, dimensions variable.

Hans Peter Kuhn


Mattress Factory

On Friday, June 17, 2016, William Peduto, the mayor of Pittsburgh, flipped the switch to unveil the Mattress Factory’s new light commission, Acupuncture, a permanent public art installation created by German artist Hans Peter Kuhn. Berlin-based Kuhn is an ingenious self-taught artist and composer who makes large-scale, site-specific light and sound environments for public spaces. In 1978, he met Robert Wilson, the avant-garde theater director, while Wilson was working on Death, Destruction & Detroit. This began a 20-year collaboration in which Kuhn produced the music and sound environments for more than 30 of Wilson’s productions…see the entire review in the print version of January/February’s Sculpture magazine.